12 killed in attack on Egypt restaurant

2015-12-04 10:22
(Abdullah Doma, AFP)

(Abdullah Doma, AFP)

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Cairo - At least 12 people were killed in an overnight attack on a restaurant near Cairo, state-run newspaper al-Ahram reported online on Friday.

Masked attackers threw petrol bombs at the restaurant in the plush quarter of Agouza, sparking a fire in the place, according to the report.

An unspecified number of people were also reported injured in the attack, the motives of which were not immediately clear.

There was no official comment.

Egypt has seen a surge in militant attacks, mainly against security forces, since the military's 2013 overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

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