Eleven dead after suicide blast

18 February 2004
At least 11 Iraqis were killed and 58 coalition soldiers injured early on 18 February in a suicide attack on a Polish army base in Hilla, south of Baghdad. Two suicide vehicles - one car and one truck - attacked the compound.

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.

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