Monday 22 May 2017

Houses evacuated as bomb disposal team 'make safe' two viable devices

Army Bomb Disposal Team attended scene. File picture
Army Bomb Disposal Team attended scene. File picture
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A number of houses were evacuated this evening as the Army Bomb Disposal team made safe two viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Carbury, Co Kildare.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team on request from An Garda Síochána.

A cordon was established in the surrounding area and a number of houses were evacuated to ensure public safety.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived at 6.30pm, carried out an assessment and proceeded to make safe the two suspect devices.

The scene was declared safe at 7.50pm.

Material of an evidential nature has now been handed over to An Garda Síochána.

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