Deadly molotov attack hits Cairo nightclub

An Egyptian forensic member checks the entrance of a nightclub which was attacked in Cairo.

An Egyptian forensic member checks the entrance of a nightclub which was attacked in Cairo.


A Molotov cocktail hurled at a Cairo nightclub has killed 16 people and wounded two on Friday, Egyptian security officials said.

Victims of the blast were burned to death or died from smoke inhalation in the establishment. The nightclub, which also acts as a restaurant according to several media reports, was located in a basement and offered no escape routes, officials said.

One of the officials said the attacker was an employee who had been fired from the nightclub in the Agouza area in the center of the Egyptian capital, Reuters reported.

Extremist militants have claimed a number of bombing and shooting attacks in Egypt, mostly against members of the security forces since the army toppled President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013 after mass protests.



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