12 killed in Egypt restaurant bombing

Cairo, Dec 4 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed on Friday in an explosion in Egypt’s capital Cairo, officials said.

A firebomb hurled at a restaurant killed 12 people and injured six others in Cairo, Al-Arabia quoted Egyptian security officials as saying.

People gather at the site of car bombs attack in Baghdad, May 2, 2015. Two car bombs went off near a restaurant and a gas station in the predominately-Shi'ite district of Karrada Dakhil, killing 14 civilians and wounding more than 30 others, police and medics said. REUTERS/Stringer      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The attacker was an employee who was fired from the restaurant in Agouza area of the capital, an official said.

Extremist 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.

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