Army Bomb Disposal Team Deals with Suspected Viable Improvised Explosive Device .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team has made safe a suspected viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Dublin tonight.

The Defence Forces deployed the Team to a residential premises in Ranelagh in response to a request from Gardai.

The Team arrived on scene at 8.50pm, rendered the object safe and removed it to a secure military installation for further exmaination and forensic exploitation. No controlled explosion was carried out. On initial examination it appears to contain all the components of a viable IED.

The scene was declared safe at 9.25pm and the Team returned to base. 

In a second incident earlier today, a separate Team dealt with an old munition/marker pyrotechnic believed to be a smoke float in Fort Camden, Crosshaven, County Cork. This object was discovered this afternoon whilst a moat was being cleaned and had to be destroyed by controlled explosion. This scene was declared safe at 5.30pm. 

Press Release Date:  23 January 2012

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