A Coalition Provisional Authority spokesperson said that both drivers were killed along with at least nine Iraqi civilians. Forty-four Iraqis were also injured in the attack. The injured soldiers include Poles, Hungarians and at least one US troop.

US officials released on 17 February a list of the 32 most wanted individuals in Iraq, who are thought to be masterminding the ongoing attacks. At the top of the list with a $1 million bounty is Muhammad Yunis al-Ahmad, a former top official of the Baath Party.