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14 March 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team makes safe two viable IEDs .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe two viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Dublin overnight.

The Defence Forces initially deployed the Team to a private residence on Clogher Road, Crumlin following a request from the Gardai.

The Team arrived on scene at 1.15am where a viable IED was made safe and then handed over to Gardai for their investigations.

The scene was declared safe at 2.40am.

The Team then received a follow on request and deployed to a private residence in Limekiln Green, Walkinstown.

The Team arrived on scene at 3.00am where a second viable IED was made safe and then handed over to Gardai for their investigations

The scene was declared safe at 4.00am.

This was the third call out for Army Bomb Disposal Teams in Dublin in less than 24 hours and the fifth this week.


Press Release Date: 14 March 2012

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