Car bomb kills girl, wounds 25 in southern Syria

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Posted: Mar 12, 2012 7:32 AM

AMMAN (Reuters) - A car bomb killed a schoolgirl on Monday and wounded 25 others at a school in the southern Syrian city of Deraa, the scene of sporadic street fighting between Free Syrian Army rebels and President Bashar al-Assad's troops, an opposition activist said.

"The car exploded at nine in the morning in al-Kashef neighborhood in front of al-Mahatta High School for Girls, which has been active in (anti-Assad) demonstrations," Maher Abdelhaq told Reuters from the city on the border with Jordan.

(Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis in Amman; Editing by Louise Ireland)