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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Petrol had been thrown through the front door first, then a petrol bomb was thrown.
Orange halls are under attack with paint and petrol bombs and members are targeted on parade, Grand Master Robert Saulters told loyal order members in Ballymoney, Co Antrim.
And in August last year a Stockton family was left in shock after a petrol bomb was thrown at their car parked on the drive of their Hardwick home.
A taxi worker, who did not want to be named, said: "There were people inside the base and yet somebody still threw a petrol bomb.
Whilst officers were at the scene, petrol bombs were thrown at them by the male person who was still in the flat.
Over the two nights, four police officers were injured when crowds of up to 75 attacked security force personnel with blast bombs, petrol bombs and stones.
Eleven petrol bombs were discovered and seized in the alleyway and the youths made off.
Prosecutor Peter Cooper said: "I accept that petrol bombs were prepared and taken to the scene but it was clear that these defendants did not throw the petrol bombs.
He and other members of his group were carrying petrol bombs," The Telegraph quoted Hammerstone, as saying.
Violence flared as anarchists mixed with the marchers and attacked more than 1000 police with petrol bombs and other weapons.
John Dallat, SDLP MLA for East Derry, called on Justice Minister David Ford to bring forward legislation to impose "realistic jail sentences" on thugs who throw petrol bombs injure people and endanger life.