October 28, 2016

Cairo restaurant bomb blast kills 16

Sixteen people have been killed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after firebombs were thrown into a restaurant, officials say.

The attack took place at the El Sayad restaurant, in the central Agouza area.

Egyptian officials say six suspects are believed to have targeted the building after two of them had earlier been barred from entering.

The restaurant was in the basement, with only one door leading out, making it harder for people to escape.

The victims died from burns or the effects of inhaling smoke, Reuters news agency said. Three other people were injured.
Eleven of those who died were members of staff, AP quoted Interior Ministry spokesman Abu Bakr Abdel-Karim as saying.

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