16 killed in petrol bomb attack !!

 December 04 2015 at 12:40   330    Egypt Petrol bomb Attack Egyptian capital Cairo

16 killed in petrol bomb attack !!

At least 16 people have been killed in a suspected petrol bomb attack at a restaurant in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

Two others were wounded in the attack.

An Egyptian official said the attacker was a former employee who had been fired from the restaurant in the Agouza area in the centre of the city.

The restaurant, also a nightclub, was located in a basement, offering no escape route, the officials said.

Police have launched a manhunt after the perpetrators fled the scene.

Earlier reports had put the number of dead at 18.

Islamist militants have claimed a number of bombings and shootings in Egypt, mostly aimed at security forces, since the army toppled former president Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013 after mass protests.

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