Thursday 06 December 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 Dublin in the early hours of this morning.

The Defence Forces deployed to Plunkett Drive, Finglas following a request from the Gardai; the area had been cordoned off by the Gardai and local residents were evacuated to a safe location.

The team arrived on scene at 00.35 am and examined the device which was located in a residential area.

The viable device was made safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion and then removed to a secure military location for further examination.

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

The scene was declared safe at 1.35 am.

This is the 199th callout so far this year and brings to 93 the number of viable IEDs 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:  06 December 2012

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