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Egypt state news agency: 12 killed, 5 hurt in firebomb attack at Cairo nightclub

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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-SHAHED / AFP / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED (Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)

CAIRO— Egypt’s state-run news agency says 12 people have been killed and five others wounded in a firebomb attack on a nightclub in Cairo.

MENA quoted an unnamed security official as saying three men on a motorcycle threw Molotov cocktails into the club in the Agouza district early Friday and then fled.

It said the fire was quickly extinguished and security authorities are investigating the attack.