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Molotov Cocktail Kills 16 In Cairo

An investigation is underway in Cairo after a Molotov cocktail attack killed 16 people and injured others.

By Melissa Prax | December 4, 2015

A Molotov cocktail attack has killed 16 people and injured at least three others in the heart of Cairo.

Local media outlets say the building was a nightclub, though others have called it a restaurant. 

It wasn't immediately clear who was responsible for the attack. Some reports say three masked men threw in a highly flammable device and then fled the area. (Video via Dotmsr)

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Egypt's Interior Ministry says there was an argument between some workers and some passersby, who are suspected to have then thrown a Molotov cocktail at the building's entrance. Other reports quote Egyptian officials saying it was a fired employee who committed the bombing. (Video via RT)

Egypt's instability has gotten worse since former President Mohammed Morsi was forcefully removed from office in 2013. 

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