16 dead in petrol bomb attack on Cairo night club: Police
CAIRO - Agence France-Presse
People and investigators gather at the scene of a petrol bomb attack on a Cairo disco in the Agouza neighbourhood of the Egyptian capital's Giza district on December 4, 2015. At least 16 people were killed and two wounded in the early morning attack, police said. AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMED EL-SHAHEDA petrol bomb attack on a Cairo disco killed at least 16 people and wounded two in the early hours of Dec. 4 as a blaze broke out, police said.
Police launched a manhunt after the perpetrators fled the scene of the firebombing in the Agouza neighbourhood of the Egyptian capital.
An initial toll had put the number of deaths at 12.
A thick cloud of smoke was seen billowing from the fire-ravaged nightclub.
According to a security source, the attack appeared to have been the result of a dispute between employees of the nightclub and a group of youths.
While Egypt is regularly hit by extremist violence, particularly targeting security forces, attacks on nightclubs are rare.