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firebomb

An incendiary bomb. The bomb breaks up on impact and spreads fire. The casualties are the result of the fire and the asphyxiation is from the sudden lack of oxygen. Napalm bombs are generally referred to as firebombs. See also napalm.
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Numerous addresses linked to the pair have been firebombed and shot at since the turn of the year as local gangsters are thought to be trying to extort money.
He told the inquest Michael's flat in City Road, Edgbaston, was firebombed by another group of youths two weeks before his death.
Larry and Olga Gross had big plans when they bought the Convenient Mart here four months ago and began remodeling it, only to have the Thousand Oaks Boulevard store firebombed Monday.
Whites in one Southern town, angry over Holdt's affair with a black woman, firebombed her house, killing her brother.
A WOMAN recovering after being shot in the leg has had her house firebombed.
An office dealing with credit and loans was firebombed and the city's Christmas tree attacked.
Six days earlier, they allegedly firebombed the car of a Shrewsbury High School teacher while she was asleep in her home, just 10 feet from the vehicle.
He recalls his experiences in Dresden during WW II, when the city was firebombed out of existence.
The scientist made 4500 midnight crank calls, sent 211 threatening letters, slashed car tyres, smashed windows, firebombed a councillor's home and torched a social worker's car.
DETECTIVES last night vowed to catch a gang who firebombed a rural Garda station.
A MERSEYSIDE cafe was firebombed by yobs twice in three hours.
TWO houses were firebombed yesterday in the latest series of tit-for-tat gangland attacks.