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Saturday 3 December 2016

Bomb scare as army disposal team called in after discovery of 'viable explosive device'

Cian Murray

Published 16/08/2016 | 08:19

The Defence Forces had to dispose of a viable explosive device.
The Defence Forces had to dispose of a viable explosive device.

The Defence Forces had to dispose of a viable bomb in the Leixlip area of Kildare last night.

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The Army Bomb Disposal Team was called to the Kilmacredock area of Leixlip after being informed of a suspect device by Gardaí at 9:30pm.

The surrounding area was cordoned off and the area was declared safe at 12:05am.

The device was then removed to a secure military location for further examination where it was confirmed as viable.

Material of an evidential nature will be handed over to An Garda Síochána to assist them with their investigation.

More to follow.

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