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.