Sunday 28 October 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Viable Improvised Explosive Device.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Lucan last night. The Defence Forces deployed to a residential area in Ardglen, Lucan following a request from the Gardai; the area had been cordoned off by the Gardai.

The team arrived on scene at 10.15 pm and examined the device which was located outside a private residence. The viable device was rendered safe in situ by means of controlled explosion and the remains of the device were handed over to the Gardai to assist with their investigations. The scene was declared safe at 1.10 am and the team returned to base.

In a separate incident, another Army Bomb Disposal Team was deployed to Cappagh Road, Finglas in the early hours of this morning following a request from the Gardai.

The team arrived on scene at midnight and conducted a post blast analysis of a device which had been located outside a private residence. This scene was declared safe at 12.35 am. and the team returned to base.

Last nights operations bring to 167 the number of callouts so far this year, 78 viable IEDs have now been dealt with by the Army Bomb Disposal Teams. (this figure includes 15 post blast analysis of viable IEDs). 

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

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Press Release Date:  Sunday 28 October 2012

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