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Suicide bomb kills 25 in Damascus-Syrian agency

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  • Attack appears to hit police bus, other vehicles

  • Blast comes before Arab League meeting on monitor mission

  • Syrian state TV shows grisly footage of aftermath

  • Arab League chief sends message to Syria via Hamas leader

By Erika Solomon

BEIRUT, Jan 6 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed about 25 people and wounded 46 in Damascus on Friday, Syria's state news agency SANA said, bringing bloodshed to the heart of the Syrian capital for the second time in two weeks.

The blast occurred two days before an Arab League committee was due to discuss an initial report of Arab observers who are checking Syria's compliance with an Arab plan to halt President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on nearly 10 months of unrest.

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