U.S. forces on Wednesday killed four Iraqis in two separate incidents near Saddam Hussein's ancestral hometown of Tikrit and seized around 1,000 rounds of ammunition in a raid around the nearby village of Uja.
Elsewhere, in Mosul, a bomb exploded in a movie theater advertising foreign sex films, and witnesses said two people were killed and seven wounded.
Religious and political groups have warned cinema owners against showing such films after censorship ended following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime.
In the Tikrit area, U.S. troops came under fire twice early Wednesday but suffered no casualties, according to Maj. Josslyn Aberle, a spokeswoman for the 4th Infantry Division, the AP reported.
American troops called in an AC-130 gunship after seven Iraqis attacked an oil pumping station near Balad, just south of Tikrit. At least one Iraqi died when the gunship opened fire on his car.
Also near Balad, a U.S. patrol killed three Iraqis waiting in ambush with small arms and rocket-propelled grenades, the military said. (Albawaba.com)
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