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Suspected Militia Members Captured in Saddam's Home Town

Suspected Militia Members Captured in Saddam's Home Town

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(Tikrit, Iraq-AP) -- American forces say they've captured two suspected Saddam Hussein loyalists and five others believed responsible for attacking U-S troops in Iraq.

The military says the captures came in a series of raids targeting members of the Fedayeen Saddam militia in Tikrit, Saddam's hometown.

Officials also say troops discovered a huge arms cache about 60 miles southeast of Baghdad that included 400 cases of anti-aircraft shells and 200 rocket-propelled grenade rounds.

In other developments, two Iraqis were wounded when their vehicle tried to avoid a U-S checkpoint near Kirkuk.

And at the bombed U-N headquarters in Baghdad, searchers were seen pulling five more bodies from the rubble. It's not immediately clear if the bodies were among the U-N count of 20 dead. An independent check by The Associated Press at nearby hospitals after the Tuesday bombing put the number of dead at 23.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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