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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian TV says at least 10 people have been killed in an explosion in central Damascus, and that the death toll could rise to 25.
State television says ten people have been confirmed dead, and authorities believe another 15 had also died based on human remains from the scene.
The state-run channel and an official say an explosion ripped through a police bus in the center of Syria’s capital Friday. Syrian TV showed residents and paramedics carrying human remains.
Other footage showed a bus with blood on its seats, and cars with blown-out windows and riddled with shrapnel.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.
DAMASCUS (AP) — A suicide attacker detonated his explosives in central Damascus Friday, killing and wounding dozens of people, state TV said. The TV footage as well as an official suggested that the target of the attack was a police bus.
Syrian television said the explosion went off at an intersection in the central Damascus neighborhood of Midan, while scores of people were in the area. It said most of the casualties were civilians.
The explosion comes two weeks after two blasts in Damascus targeting security buildings killed 44 people.
A Syrian official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to talk publicly to the media, said the target of the attack appeared to be a bus carrying policemen.
Syrian TV showed angry men carrying the remains of a human being and also showed a damaged bus that had blood on its seats as well as riot police helmets.
“This is a criminal terrorist act,” a man shouted in footage aired on Syria TV.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.