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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Bramley then made three petrol bombs using socks as wicks.
Armed with weapons including petrol bombs the group of between 30-40 people started to gather in Quinton Park, Cheylesmore, late on the evening of August 9.
Police said four people were arrested for public order offences and minor disturbances with several petrol bombs thrown but no injuries.
Police say officers were pelted with around 50 petrol bombs as they attended the scene of two burning cars in Fahan Street at round 1am yesterday.
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 petrol bomb was thrown and narrowly missed her front door.
Tokyo police arrested a 44-year-old self-styled rightist who threw a petrol bomb on the street outside the U.
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.
Jamie Waylett was captured by security cameras on a number of occasions during the riots in Chalk Farm, north London, swigging from a stolen bottle of champagne and carrying a petrol bomb.
GR GREE EE EEK rio io io iot po po poli li lice ce ce fir ired tear gas at petrol bomb throwing GREEK riot police fired tear gas at petrol bomb-throwing protesters yesterday as 10,000 public sector workers staged a demonstration against budget cuts and high taxes.
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.