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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He said that on September 28, 2014 a group of individuals illegally rallied in Al-Diraz village, blocked the street and attacked the police with Molotov bombs that damaged a shop.
The commencement of targeting "King Khaled Air Base" in Khamis Mushait Province, "Prince Sultan Air Base" in Kharj Province, "Civil Airport" in Arar Province and a number of kidnapping and killing operations against security forces; calling for the shooting of security forces by fire arms and throwing Molotov bombs at them while they performed their duties in maintaining society's security and protecting its interests.
Bahrain is an open country, and the United Nations offices here, along with its staff, can see for themselves the daily events unfolding on roads and in villages -- from burning tyres to blocking traffic during busy working hours, attacking and torching schools, throwing Molotov bombs at policemen and planting remote-controlled bombs to harm and kill security forces.
The police found guns, ammunition and Molotov bombs during a raid on a residential compound in Barangay Marulas, Valenzuela City, on Wednesday morning.
He was engaged in making Molotov bombs and hiding them in deserted houses.
Ramallah, Sept.7 (BNA): Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared official mourning for three days over the martyrdom of Palestinian mother Riham Dawabsheh who succumbed to her burn wounds caused by Israeli settlers hurling Molotov bombs onto her family home in Duma Village, south of Nablus on July 31, according to the Palestinian Presidency's official spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudaineh.
Thursday's clash in Ayios Dhometios involved 20 people, believed to be foreigners, wielding swords, bats and Molotov bombs, one of which was thrown into a house, causing it to erupt in flames.
Six bottles of improvised Molotov bombs were also found inside the compound.
He explained that groups of saboteurs had gone out of the funeral route, blocked the public road, vandalised public and private property and hurled Molotov bombs.
The clash involved 20 people, believed to be foreigners, wielding swords, bats and Molotov bombs, one of which was thrown into a house, causing it to erupt in flames.
London, Dhu-AlHijjah 20, 1432, Nov 16, 2011, SPA -- Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Ambassador to the United Kingdom, sent a letter to The Independent, criticizing the newspaper for providing a distorted image of Awamiyah events in which last month a group of instigators of sedition, discord and riots threw Molotov bombs and fired at security forces.
We have reconfirmed how important the steward's role is in efforts to ensure safe football matches, the safe arrival and departure of thousands of fans without Molotov bombs, without breaking the stadiums, without taking objects such as flares, without feeling the need to abuse the referee and without the need to enter the pitch and start fighting," said Nicolaou.