Cairo restaurant bomb: 16 killed in Molotov cocktail attack

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

An official said the attacker was an employee who had been fired from the El Sayad restaurant in the Agouza area in the centre of the Egyptian capital.

Victims of the blast were burned to death or died from smoke inhalation. The restaurant, also a nightclub, was located in a basement, offering no escape route, the officials said.