Molotov Cocktail

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Molotov Cocktail

An explosive consisting of a flammable liquid like gasoline or alcohol contained in a glass bottle. One ignites the cocktail with a makeshift wick placed in the bottle. Molotov cocktails are used when hand grenades or other "formal" weapons are unavailable or unaffordable. For that reason, they may be used in terrorist or paramilitary activities.
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Manama: August 1 -- (BNA)-- The Lower Criminal Court yesterday (Wednesday: July 31, 2013) considered 3 cases pertaining to rallying, rioting, and acquisition and manufacturing of Molotov bombs and an arson attack which damaged a house, in which 20 persons were implicated.
Nicolaou was referring to Monday's football match between arch rivals APOEL and Omonia, where police found Molotov bombs, firecrackers and razorblades hidden in potatoes outside the GSP Stadium in Nicosia.
Abbas Isa Al-Madi, Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Committee on Services in the House of Representatives, was subjected to a terrorist attack with Molotov bombs at 4:00 am today resulting in gross gutting and partial incineration of the house.
POLICE yesterday seized firecrackers, Molotov bombs and razorblades hidden in potatoes outside the GSP Stadium in Nicosia, just hours before a local derby between arch rivals APOEL and Omonia kicked off.
Those policemen endanger their lives by the protesters who always use Molotov bombs, iron bars, and modern weapons locally manufactured to launch iron arrows killing some of the policemen, and causing serious injuries to others.
Manama,Aug27(BNA) Central police patrols confiscated over 560 Molotov bombs in Sita and A'ali, in addition to 74 tyres usually used by saboteurs as part of their terror acts to block roads, terrorise innocent civilians and disrupt people's interests.
Congressmen Dan Burton said he visited a policeman whose house was attacked by saboteurs using Molotov bombs, while his family was inside.
Other countries denounced the use of cocktail Molotov bombs in attacking policemen", Dr.
We have to admit that protestors have no right to use cocktail Molotov bombs and other dangerous tools -- as they won't solve any problem", he said, deploring deadly attacks on policemen.
Regarding the whereabouts of the said incident, the CID general director stated that as the security patrol car was parked at Sitra entrance, they were taken by a surprise attack from rioters and saboteurs who threw incendiary Molotov bombs at them which compelled the patrol car driver to maneuver the vehicle which was already set afire and owing to the total lack of visibility, the car crashed into a perimeter wall of a house that was under construction.