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Egypt Nightclub Attack: 16 Dead in Molotov Cocktail Firebombing

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People look at the restaurant that was attacked in Cairo, Egypt, December 4, 2015. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

By    |   Friday, 04 Dec 2015 10:50 AM

An Egypt nightclub attack early Friday left at least 16 people dead and another 10 injured as officials insist the incident was not terror-related.

Local media outlets reported that the attack happened at a nightclub in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, where attackers reportedly threw Molotov cocktails and then fled away on motorcycles as a blaze grew, according to Daily News Egypt.

Authorities are looking for six possible suspects, The Associated Press reported. The attack reportedly came after two of the men were banned from entering the El Sayad restaurant (it is not officially known as a nightclub but, like other establishments in the predominantly Muslim country, transforms into a bar at night).

Online videos from the newspaper Youm 7 showed thick black smoke coming from the doorway of El Sayad as peopled looked on unable to help, the AP noted. Flames charred the façade of the building as it burned inside the structure.

Government-run Al-Ahram reported that Egyptian prosecutors and police are investigating the incident. State run broadcaster Nile TV stated that authorities do not believe that the incident was related to terrorism, CNN reported.

The incident comes less than a month after terrorists attacked six locations throughout Paris, killing 130 people and injuring hundreds. 

The Egypt incident also comes on the heels of Wednesday's attack in San Bernardino, California, where a reportedly radicalized husband-and-wife duo killed 14 people during a holiday party at the Inland Regional Center.

Suspects Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik were killed in a gunfight with police a few hours after the shooting.

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