03 August 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe a Viable IED.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Carrigart, Donegal this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team in response to a request from An Garda Sí­ochána after they were alerted to a suspect device in Carrigart, near Milford, Donegal.

A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety and a number of nearby houses were evacuated. The team arrived on scene at 8.45 am.

The device was made safe at the scene, without the need for a controlled explosion and was taken away to a safe military location for further testing where it was later confirmed as a viable Imporvised Explosive Device (IED).

All component parts and items of an evidential nature will be handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist them with their investigation into the incident.

The scene was declared safe at 10.40 am.

Other types of call outs would include conventional munition destruction such as old grenades discovered by members of the public, unstable chemicals and also suspect devices found to be hoaxes.


Press Release Date: 03 August 2014

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