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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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The village is near a wildcat Jewish settlement outpost where police detained several people in raids linked to the July firebombing, before later releasing them.
The firebombing of the Ahli United Bank's branches in Sitra, Sanabis, Budaiya and Malikiya and the National Bank of Bahrain's Jidhafs branch, are nothing but criminal vandalism activities, which calls for the culprits to be brought to justice and reminds the government to remain vigilant for any repetition of these activities.
Court documents show that three weeks after the firebombing, in unrelated encounters with police, Crawford ranted about Muslims, said Christians are capable of jihad and told an officer he resembled President Obama.
Another man, Russell Galstaun, aged 22, who was allegedly asked to carry out the firebombing, was convicted of manslaughter earlier this year.
Leeds Crown Court was told the pair were key prosecution witnesses in the trial of three friends who were convicted at the end of July of firebombing a terrace home in Birkby.
'The statistics of what happened in Hamburg from 24 July to 2 August 1943 are terrifying,' said Torry, who stopped short of an apology for the firebombing. He spent several years as a child in the bombed out northern port city in the early 1950s when his father, an officer in the British army, was stationed there.
A synagogue in southern Ukraine has been targeted in a firebombing attack, in an incident that is bound to heighten fears of a spike in anti-Semitism amid the ongoing unrest in the country.
Still, two Shrewsbury men convicted of setting the blaze and firebombing a teacher's car were ordered by a judge yesterday to pay a total of $815,665 in restitution for damages not covered by insurance.
The ECHO understands the shooting and firebombing are linked to a south Liverpool feud that has developed in recent weeks.
The firebombing is the latest in a series of gangland incidents in recent weeks.
Horne, who was serving an 18year jail term for a firebombing campaign, died on November 5, 2001, four days after being admitted to Ronkswood Hospital, Worcester.
The former dustman, from Liverpool, began his firebombing campaign in the early 1990s and carried out several attacks on the Isle of Wight in 1994 which caused pounds 3million worth of damage.