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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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Several suspects have been arrested after the family's home in the West Bank village of Duma was firebombed with Molotov cocktails on July 31, sparking anger among the Palestinian community.
The following summer it was firebombed and the pub has been closed since.
Helena's father last night revealed his daughter received a chilling death threat letter just three days before the incident warning that her house would be firebombed.
ARSONISTS who firebombed a Durham town centre a year have yet to be caught by police.
The Cabbage Inn, on Fleetwoods Lane, Netherton, was firebombed just after 3.
After causing thousands of pounds' worth of damage to the homes the two yobs behind the attack firebombed the SUV in a bid to get rid of evidence.
Finally, Painter Crowe, another Sigma operative, is firebombed in a monastery in Nepal.
ARSONISTS with an apparent vendetta against the owner of a BMW sports car firebombed the pounds 30,000 vehicle twice in the same day.
The Rocky Mountain News of Denver, Colorado, reported that "PETA gave $45,000 to the 'support committee' for Rodney Coronado, a convicted [ALF] arsonist who firebombed a research facility at Michigan State University; and $5,000 to the committee for Josh Harper, an associate with ELF's sister organization, the Animal Liberation Front, who assaulted a police officer.
The offices of the Oldham Evening Chronicle were firebombed.
During 1991-1992, the ALF firebombed more than 100 lorries in a sustained campaign against the meat industry.