The aftermath of the car bomb
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Syria car bomb 'targeted police station'

21 October 2012 Last updated at 15:29 BST

International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Mr Brahimi, who represents the UN and the Arab League, is in Damascus to press both the government and the rebels to observe a truce over the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.

Meanwhile Syrian state media report that several people were killed in an explosion in a Christian area of Damascus on Sunday.

James Reynolds reports from the Turkey-Syria border.