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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The Parliament of Tajikistan considered prosecution of individuals using Molotov cocktails today.
Unidentified individuals threw three molotov cocktails on the wall of the Turkish Consulate General in Thessaloniki at about 04.00 hours on Thursday.
The same week last September that lightning sparked several forest fires in Western Oregon, police say a group of people used a variety of flammable items - including Molotov cocktails - to ignite a series of small blazes on private timberland near the Lane/Douglas county line near Cottage Grove.
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.
30, 2001 planned date when drugstore employee Kelly Bennett spotted photographs of pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails, guns and ammunition.
According to Dagens Industri, a Swedish business newspaper, the director of the Hatsina factory is surprised about the Finnish history of the Molotov cocktail and he has said that what is on the back of the bottles is what he was taught at school about 30 years ago.
"The Pakistani national who works for a local company was driving at around 10.30pm on the road leading to the village of Maameer when a Molotov cocktail was thrown at his vehicle, gutting it completely.
WORCESTER - A city teenager accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail at his ex-girlfriend's Beacon Street home Thursday night will undergo a dangerousness hearing in court today.
(TAP) - "Tuesday's Molotov cocktail attack on a Jewish Synagogue at Hara Kbira in Djerba-Houmet Souk is nothing but an act of vandalism", said spokesman for the court of first instance of Medenine.
Molotov cocktail near Ramallah, West Bank, on Monday, according to the Israeli
TWO teenagers, aged 18 and 19, who took part in a Molotov cocktail attack on police have been jailed for 10 years each.
"I threw a Molotov cocktail on a police patrol car, but I didn't mean anything by that, I just did as requested by one of the defendants."