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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Anyone with information about the petrol bomb attack in Weoley Castle should contact police on 101 quoting crime reference 20BW/14244M/18.
Bolland, who had been in a feud with the family who lived at the home, threw the second, much bigger petrol bomb into the home.
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Another, from Norwich, said what happened to the protester was the best way of preventing future petrol bomb attacks.
The police also found a number petrol bombs (Molotov cocktails) in the site.
When police examined the scene they found two unused petrol bombs, one made out of a beer bottle and the other a pot noodle container.
He may have been there when petrol bombs were thrown but we are unable to prove that.
KARACHI, March 24, 2012 (Frontier Star): Lyari remained tense on Friday as clashes between police and locals were continued while the police vans were attacked with petrol bombs. The situation went tense when members of defunct Peoples Amman Committee attacked on police vans with petrol bombs.
KARACHI, March 24, 2012 (Balochistan Times): Lyari remained tense on Friday as clashes between police and locals were continued while the police vans were attacked with petrol bombs. The situation went tense when members of defunct Peoples Amman Committee attacked on police vans with petrol bombs.
PETROL bombs were thrown at police vehicles last night after a controversial parade passed through Londonderry.
POLICE were set ablaze by a hail of petrol bombs and fireworks amid Twelfth of July rioting in Belfast last night.
Summary: A bus has been hijacked and petrol bombs thrown at police in Northern Ireland.