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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06am it was confirmed that a petrol bomb had been thrown at a car which was parked on a driveway.
An eyewitness said after the petrol bomb incident: "The man was persuaded down and was being put into a police car.
Bramley, 36, of nearby City Road hatched the plan to attack Mr McGeorge's home after a row In March he hatched his plot and fashioned three petrol bombs in his room, prosecutors say probably in the shower.
Seconds later a police car parked between Mr Morgan and the youths and it was hit by a petrol bomb before one of the group smashed an axe through the rear windscreen.
Police said four people were arrested for public order offences and minor disturbances with several petrol bombs thrown but no injuries.
Security sources say the Real IRA, which has pockets of support in the city, orchestrated the rioting during which police came under sustained petrol bomb attack.
If the petrol bomb had come through the window we could have gone up in flames," he said.
Tokyo police arrested a 44-year-old self-styled rightist who threw a petrol bomb on the street outside the U.
Summary: Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India] Mar 6 (ANI): The man accused of throwing a petrol bomb at Bharatiya Janata Party's office in Coimbatore surrendered before the Police on Wednesday.
Petrol bombs on this occasion were used for a variety of purposes, in particular a van was set alight with a petrol bomb.
And while drunk in the early hours, he hatched a plot with accomplice Shaun Gooch to petrol bomb Mrs Foster's house in Fatfield, Washington.
Visona, of nearby Field Road, was dragged away by his partner, but later that night Mr Martin's home had a petrol bomb thrown at it.