10 January 2014- Army Bomb Disposal Team Renders Safe Viable IED.

An Army Bomb Disposal team rendered safe a viable improvised explosive device (IED) in the Belclare Area of Ballymun in the early hours of the morning. The Defence Forces deployed the Team in response to a request from the Gardaí­ after a suspect device was noted near a vehicle parked outside a private residence.

The Team arrived on scene at 1.10am and examined the device in situ. The Gardaí­ put a cordon in place and evacuated some nearby houses for public safety. The Team Leader rendered the viable device safe by means of a controlled explosion.  

The scene was declared safe at 3.30am and the Team returned to base. The remains of the device have now be handed over to assist Gardaí­ with their investigation into the incident.

Press Release Date: 10 January 2014

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