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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 defendants, aged 18, confessed to pelting the police vehicle with a Molotov cocktail in the attack.
According to Jongno Police Station, which is in charge of the embassy's external security, the man lit a handmade Molotov cocktail just outside the barbed wire fence encircling the embassy and was about to throw the fire bomb over the fence at 7 p.
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.
ANKARA, Aug 13, 2010 (TUR) -- Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Drucas phoned Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Thursday to express the sadness of the Greek government over a molotov cocktail attack on Turkey's Consulate General in Thessaloniki.
DNA evidence taken from a sock that the group allegedly used to make a Molotov cocktail led investigators to three suspects in the case, Douglas County sheriff's spokesman Dwes Hutson said.
Open any one of Bahrain's newspapers on any given day and you will find the pages full of riots, Molotov cocktails, speed-related car accidents, the thefts of aluminium doors and cold store robberies - none of which are alcohol related.
A gardener was yesterdayjailed for threatening to blow up a care centre with Molotov cocktails.
Radical Muslims not only boycotted Danish products, but also attacked the Danish embassy in Tehran with Molotov cocktails, attacked Danish consulates, and rioted in Pakistan.
Al Joseph DeGuzman had amassed pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails and five types of rifles in late 2000--and was arrested only after a photo lab worker saw snapshots of his arsenal and called police.
Molotov cocktails were developed by the Finnish army, which was poorly equipped, to hold back the Soviet tanks.
In dirt trenches and behind cement barricades, they crouched, armed with stones and Molotov cocktails.