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Death toll of arson attack at Cairo nightclub increases to 17

The death toll of an attack on Agouza's Al-Sayyad restaurant and nightclub has increased to 17 people after the discovery of an employee's body

Ahram Online , Monday 7 Dec 2015
Agouza nightclub
An Egyptian forensic investivator checks inside the nightclub which was attacked in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. More than a dozen were killed and wounded, Egypt's state-run news agency reported. MENA quoted an unnamed security official as saying three men on a motorcycle threw Molotov cocktails into the club in the Agouza district and then fled. (Photo:AP)
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The death toll of Agouza's nightclub arson attack increased to 17 people as security forces discovered the remains of another victim at the nightclub, Ahram Arabic news website reported on Monday.

According to security forces, Giza investigations received a report from nightclub employee Mosaad Siyad's father that his son had been missing since Friday's Molotov attack.

Investigations revealed that Siyad was at the nightclub during the attack and his body was found on Monday among the rubble.

Seventeen people were killed at Al-Sayyad restaurant and bar in Agouza district early Friday morning after two disgruntled young men hurled Molotov cocktails at the establishment after being denied entry on Thursday night. 

There are three suspects in detention and a fourth remains at large.

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