CAIRO A Molotov cocktail hurled at a Cairo restaurant killed 12 people and wounded six on Friday, Egyptian security officials stated.
One of the officials said the attacker was an employee who had been fired from the restaurant in the Agouza region in the center of the Egyptian capital.
Security officials earlier mentioned 18 men and women died.
Islamist militants have claimed a number of bombing and shooting attacks in Egypt, largely against members of the security forces considering that the army toppled President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013 following mass protests.
(Writing by Michael Georgy Editing by Andrew Heavens)