Army Bomb Disposal Team makes safe viable Improvised Explosive Device.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) outside a private residence on the Blessington Rd., Tallaght overnight.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to the Newhall housing estate in response to a request by the Gardai, the team arrived on scene at 03.45am.

The device was made safe at the scene and then removed to a secure military location for further analysis, the scene was declared safe at 04.50am.

The remains of the device have been handed over to to the Gardai for their investigations.

This is the 194th call out for the Bomb Disposal Teams and the 38th viable IED made safe by the Defence Forces this year.

Press Release Date: Monday 03 October 2011, 2011

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