Army Bomb Disposal Team makes safe viable Improvised Explosive Devices .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe three viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Celbridge, County Kildare this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the Bomb Disposal Team to a wooded area near Celbridge following a request from the Gardai.

The Team arrived on scene at 12.05pm and made safe the viable IEDs which were found during a Garda search operation.

The devices were made safe at the scene without the need for controlled explosions.

The devices have been removed to a safe military location for forensic exploitation and technical examination after which they will be handed over to Gardai.

The scene was declared safe at 2pm and the Team returned to base.

This is the 29th call out of a Bomb Disposal Team in 2012 during which 14 viable IEDs have been made safe.

Other types of callouts would include conventional munition destruction such as old artillery shells discovered by members of the public, unstable chemicals and also suspect devices found to be hoaxes. 

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Press Release Date: Thursday 16 February 2012

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