Molotov explosive kills 18 people at Cairo restaurant: Security officials

CAIRO (REUTERS) - A Molotov cocktail hurled at a Cairo restaurant killed 18 people on Friday (Dec 4), Egyptian security officials said.

One of the officials said the attacker was an employee who had been fired from the restaurant in the Agouza area in the centre of the Egyptian capital.

Islamist militants have claimed a number of bombing and shooting attacks in Egypt, mostly against members of the security forces since the army toppled President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013 after mass protests.