12 killed in attack on Egypt restaurant

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No fewer than 12 people were killed in an overnight attack on a restaurant near Cairo, a report said on Friday.

The report added that masked attackers threw petrol bombs at the restaurant in the plush quarter of Agouza, sparking a fire in the place.

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It noted that an unspecified number of people were also reported injured in the attack, the motives of which were not immediately clear.

There was no official comment.

Egypt has seen a surge in militant attacks, mainly against security forces, since the military’s 2013 overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi.

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