Friday 22 June 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team makes safe a number of Suspected Viable Improvised Explosive Devices.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team was deployed to the Ballysimon area of Limerick this afternoon to deal with a number of suspected viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

The Defence Forces deployed the Team to an overgrown area near a residential estate in the Ballysimon area of Limerick City in response to a request from the Gardai. The suspected IEDs were located during a Garda Intelligence led search.

The team arrived on scene at 3.50 pm and rendered safe a number of devices in situ without the need for a controlled explosion. The scene was cordoned off and a number of properties had to be evacuated.  The scene was declared safe at 5.50pm.
The suspect devices have been removed to a secure military location for further examination and technical inspection in order to confirm their viability, the devices will then be handed over to the Gardai to assist in their investigation.

This is the 104th call out for Bomb Disposal Teams so far in 2012.
Other types of call outs 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:  22 June, 2012

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