Army Bomb Disposal Team makes safe Improvised Mortar components.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe Improvised Mortar components in Louth last night.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to an address at Hackballs Cross, Co. Louth in response to a request from the Gardai.

The team arrived on scene at 4.50 pm and examined a substantial quantity of material over a period of six and a half hours.

Components of an improvised Mortar system, which included of a quantity of explosive material, were made safe at the scene, and the remains were handed over to the Gardai for their investigations.

A substantial quantity of fertilizer was also examined and removed to a military installation.

The scene was declared safe at 11.30pm last night.  

Press Release Date: Sunday 26 June, 2011

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