12 killed, 5 hurt in firebomb attack at Cairo nightclub

CAIRO:  A firebomb attack on a nightclub in Cairo early Friday killed 12 people and wounded five others, Egypt's state-run news agency reported.

MENA quoted an unnamed security official as saying three men on a motorcycle threw Molotov cocktails into the club in the Agouza district and then fled.

Online video posted by newspaper Youm 7 showed thick black smoke pouring through the doorway of the El Sayad restaurant as onlookers milled outside unable to help. Flames were burning the inside of the building and charring the facade.

It was not immediately clear if the restaurant was also home to a nightclub.