Army Bomb Disposal Team makes safe old commercial explosives outside Bandon.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team has made safe a quantity of old commercial explosives and commercial detonators outside Bandon this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to a rural house in the townland of Gaggan, outside Bandon off the N71 in response to a request by the Gardai.

A small quantity of old commercial explosives and a number of commercial detonators were removed from an outhouse and taken to a safe location, where they were made safe by means of a controlled explosion.

The team arrived on scene at 1.15pm and the area was declared safe at 15.00hrs.


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