Tuesday 17 October 2017

Suspect 'crude' viable bomb made safe by Defence Forces tonight

File photo: The scene was declared safe at 6.35 pm
File photo: The scene was declared safe at 6.35 pm
Mark O'Regan

Mark O'Regan

A team of army bomb disposal experts have made safe a viable explosive device found in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim.

The Defence Forces were contacted after the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was discovered on a grass verge on the approach to the town.

The bomb disposal team arrived at the scene at approximately 5.30pm.

A cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety.

The IED was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion.

It was removed to a safe military location for further testing and was later determined as viable.

All component parts and items were handed over to the gardai as evidence to assist them with their investigations.

The scene was declared safe at 6.35pm.

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