19 September 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Viable Improvised Explosive Device Safe.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from An Garda Sí­ochána after a suspect device was found at a private residence in Ballitore, Co Kildare. A cordon was put in place for public safety.

The team arrived on scene at  4.40 am. After an initial assessment, the device was confirmed as viable and was taken to a safe military location for further technical examination and exploitation. The scene was declared safe at 6 am.

All component parts and evidence will be handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist them with their investigation into the incident.


Press Release Date: Thursday, 19 September 2013

For further information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

Tel: 045 49 2502, 045 49 2503

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