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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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Much of the testimony this week hinged on whether John Yang used the pseudonym "Chi'' -- the name firebomb suspects gave authorities for their leader.
Terrorists are now stepping up their campaign against schools, trying to turn educational establishments into centres to stock firebombs.
An MDC spokesman said that militants linked to Mugabe's party were seen in the area before the firebomb at tackon the home of one party activist.
Referring to the firebomb targeting Tanaka, Ishihara said public anger over the Foreign Ministry's diplomacy toward North Korea caused the incident and that he felt it was a natural occurrence.
Palestinians hurled firebombs at an Israeli army outpost in Hebron.
Witnesses said masked men threw firebombs, damaging buildings and trucks.
Blance tells how a firebomb was thrown at their rivals in a fight in Edinburgh's Princes Street.
Another Palestinian man was killed on Wednesday in the same area, during a protest against the killing on Tuesday of an 18-year-old, shot by soldiers for trying to throw a firebomb on a road near a Jewish settlement.
Rioters defied emergency laws that took effect today, as they looted and burned two superstores, set fire to a newspaper office and paralysed France's second-largest city's subway system with a firebomb.
POLICE patrols in a North Wales village were stepped up last night after a family's house was targeted in a firebomb attack.
Prison couple tried to fire-bomb pub Two former prison officers who tried to firebomb a Black Country pub after they were ejected for starting a fight were both jailed for four years yesterday.
President Vladimir Putin sent a message of condolence to the Russian coast guard on Tuesday, praising a senior Russian coast guard officer who died in Japan where he undertook treatment for severe burns suffered during a firebomb attack in Sakhalin last week.