BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen killed eight Iraqi National Guardsmen Monday at a checkpoint northeast of Baghdad, and eight people died in a suicide car bombing at a police station outside the capital as insurgents struck ahead of national elections. Expatriate Iraqis in 14 countries began registering for the upcoming vote.
Also Monday, a suicide car bomber struck a U.S. military convoy in Ramadi, a Sunni insurgent stronghold 70 miles west of Baghdad. There were no reports of casualties, apart from the driver.
Elsewhere in Ramadi, officials Monday found four bodies -- three civilians and one Iraqi soldier. They bore handwritten signs declaring them collaborators, a hospital official said.