Fear in Egypt caused by a bomb attack: a Molotov cocktail was hurled into a nightclub in the center of Cairo; at least 18 people died. The details of what happened are still unclear. Between 6 and 7 a.m., two men on a motorbike came up to the entrance of “al-Sayyad” (the hunter), a nightclub in the central district of Agouza, near the pyramids, and hurled in a Molotov cocktail. The victims inside the local died burning or suffocating.
The club, which is also a restaurant, is located in a basement; there are no escape routes. The number of the wounded oscillates between five and ten, but their number is still provisional. The prosecution counselor, Ahmed el-Bakli – State TV reports – has declared that “the owner of the club accuses two of his former employees who were dismissed”.
Al-Arabiya TV station reports a source who says that the explosives were hurled into the club by masked men, probably terrorists. Whereas the Mena Agency cites an anonymous security officer, according to whom the Molotov cocktail was hurled into the club by three men on a motorbike. The fire was quickly extinguished. Prosecution officers are inspecting the club.