Army Bomb Disposal Team makes safe viable Improvised Explosive Device.

n Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Clonboo, Co. Galway early this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to a private residence in Clonboo near the Galway/Mayo Border following a request from Gardai.

The team arrived on scene at 1.35pm, made the device safe and removed it to a secure military location for examination and forensic exploitation. The scene was declared safe at 2.35pm.

This is the 235th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Callout of 2011 and the 54th viable IED made safe by the Bomb Disposal Teams this year.

Press Release Date:  22 December, 2011

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