16 killed in Egypt restaurant firebomb attack

A firebomb attack kills 16 in Cairo restaurant
(Image credit: Video 7/YouTube)

Egyptian security officials say 16 people were killed and at least two injured when assailants threw a Molotov cocktail into a restaurant in Cairo's central Agouza area. Local media reports say three masked people firebombed the restaurant before fleeing, but security officials say at least one of the attackers was recently fired from the restaurant, located in a basement. Egypt has been rocked by a series of attacks by Islamist militants since the military ousted President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013, but if the security officials are correct, this appears to be a workplace altercation.

In video of the burning restaurant, posted by Video 7, a man tries to put out the inferno with a fire extinguisher. Peter Weber

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