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Bomb kills 14 in Damascus

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The Syrian government says a bomb attack on a military bus in central Damascus has killed 14 people.

The 2 explosive devices attached to the vehicle blew up as it passed under Jisr al-Rais bridge during the morning rush, although Syria has been embroiled in civil war for a decade, such attacks in the capital are increasingly rare.

BBC reports that afterward, army shellfire also reportedly killed at least 10 people in the opposition-held north.

The region is the last stronghold of the rebel and jihadist groups that have been trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad since 2011.

The war has left at least 350,000 people dead and caused half the population to flee their homes, including almost six million refugees abroad.