Egypt: 16 people die in petrol bombing

Cairo restaurant was targeted by disgruntled former employee

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An Egyptian forensic member checks the entrance of a nightclub which was attacked in Cairo, Egypt, Friday. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Updated 11.45

The death toll from a Cairo bombing has risen to 16 people.

A molotov bomb was set off at a niteclub, in a southern part of the Egyptian capital.

Egypt's state-run news agency 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.

A number of others were wounded.

Picture by: Amr Nabil / AP/Press Association Images

Islamist militants have claimed a number of bombing and shooting attacks in Egypt.

Most have been against members of the security forces since the army toppled President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013 after mass protests.