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Monday 11 February 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Viable Improvised Explosive Device Safe .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Ballyfermot, Dublin this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from the Gardai after the suspect device was found in a green area near the Rossmore Road. The Team arrived on scene at 5.30 pm and a cordon was put in place around the scene for public safety.

The suspect device was rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion and was then moved to a secure military location for further technical examination and testing. The scene was declared safe at 6.15 pm.

The device has now been confirmed as a viable IED following further testing and it's component parts will be handed over to the Gardai to assist in their investigation into the incident.

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Press Release Date:  11 February, 2013

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