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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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"They hurled the firebombs at the police vehicle in Buri, resulting in damages to the vehicle.
Terrorists conducted 206 attacks against schools across the Kingdom of Bahrain, using Molotov cocktail firebomb.
Summary: A Malaysian church was firebombed Saturday, police and church officials said, the fourth such attack in two days as a row escalated over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims.
Attackers returned on Tuesday and threw firebombs at the Baha'i homes, damaging them, the rights groups added, citing reports by the families.
The Israeli Army asserted that all three were holding or about to throw firebombs when they were shot.
They warned businesses to check for potential firebombs being left in their premises.
If this new civil rights movement--one that demands that democracy and basic human rights are applied consistently to all--is to flourish, then there must be people who summon the courage to continue the Freedom Rides of 2003 and pay homage to the freedom fighters of the past who braved the beatings, the firebombs, and a reluctant leadership.
Horne placed firebombs in shops which would have caused huge conflagrations in city centres had they gone off.
But in 1997, he was caught redhanded with firebombs and jailed for 18 years at Bristol Crown Court.
RIOT BLAZE: Fire crews on the streets of Oldham early today as gang hurl firebombs and (above) the damaged offices of the Evening Chronicle
Protesters throw firebombs and shout obscenities at Israeli soldiers guarding the Lebanese border yesterday, drawing cheers from onlookers but no response from the Israelis.
An investigation showed that the defendants had formed two groups - one to monitor the movement of the policemen and the other to lob firebombs at the police patrol vehicle.