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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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One of the Molotov cocktails landed in a farm opposite a house and set it ablaze.
A Molotov cocktail is a generic name used for a variety of bottle-based improvised incendiary weapons.
They were among 26 Bahrainis sentenced by the National Safety Court to 15 years in prison on charges of arson, damaging private property, making and possessing Molotov cocktails and taking part in an illegal gathering.
According to a statement issued by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Drucas stressed during the phone conversation that those responsible for the molotov cocktail attack would be brought to justice and that all security measures would be taken so that a similar incident does not happen in the future.
Some of those fires resulted from a Molotov cocktail explosion.
But had I been no more than a second ahead of myself, that Molotov cocktail would have been toasting the roof of my car and I dread to think what other damage it could have done as well.
Being an American or a Dane or a Briton for that matter, which usually makes one a Christian at least culturally and temperamentally, means you don't toss Molotov cocktails at embassies in one country because you don't like a cartoon published in another.
30, 2001 planned date when drugstore employee Kelly Bennett spotted photographs of pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails, guns and ammunition.
The boys seem convinced that their stones and the Molotov cocktails will eventually disable the Israeli Army.
The blaring horn and frantic screams of a taxi driver woke a family Thursday whose Tampa Avenue home was set afire by several Molotov cocktails, residents and police said.
In a press statement carried by the national news agency (BNA), it noted that the confiscated items include mobile phones with wires suspected for use in bomb making, ready-to-use Molotov cocktails as well as unfinished Molotov cocktails, tyres and wooden sticks.
A GROUP of five Bahrainis has been jailed for 15 years each for pelting policemen with Molotov cocktails.