Saturday, August 20

Cairo restaurant firebomb attack kills 16



At least 16 people have been killed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after firebomb was thrown into a res-taurant, reports BBC. The attack happened in the Agouza area, in the city centre.

The Cairo Post newspaper said three masked men threw the device into the venue before fleeing. Re-ports say the target also contained a nightclub.

Reuters news agency quoted an unnamed security official as saying one of the suspects is a disgruntled ex-employee. The agency said the restaurant was in the basement of the building, making it harder for people to es-cape.

The victims died from burns or the effects of inhaling smoke, it said. At least five other people were injured.

Cairo has previously been rocked by a series of attacks on security forces and civilians carried out by suspected Islamist militants. An Islamist insurgency intensified in the wake of the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.