At least 10 killed in Deraa: Syria hospital source

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Posted: Apr 08, 2011 11:58 AM
At least 10 killed in Deraa: Syria hospital source

AMMAN (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed in the southern Syrian city of Deraa on Friday, a hospital source said, after witnesses reported security forces opened fire to disperse demonstrators.

The state news agency SANA reported shooting in Deraa, but it said "vandals" had opened fire on mass gatherings, killing a policeman and an ambulance driver and wounding dozens of police and residents.

(Editing by Mark Heinrich)