Representational image; KFC opened its first branch in Tibet Tuesday, March 8, 2016.Reuters

A Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant in a town near Egypt's capital of Cairo came under attack on Thursday, leaving at least one person dead. 

The assailants arrived at the KFC restaurant located in Menoufia, a town 80 km north of Cairo, on a motorcycle and threw inflammable objects at the restaurant, which led to a fire, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported, according to Reuters. 

The attackers then began opening gunfire. 

The attack comes two days after Cairo was on edge following a bomb blast in a busy district and the recovery of two bombs at its airport. 

Egypt has witnessed a spate of violence over the last week, with militants launching deadly attacks in the northern Sinai province, killing 30 security officials. 

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