Thursday 14 February 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Viable Improvised Explosive Device .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the Watercourse Road, Cork this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from the Gardai after a suspect device was found by construction workers adjacent to a house located on Hill Grove Lane, on the Watercourse Road. The Team arrived on scene at 3.20 pm and a cordon was put in place around the scene for public safety. Nearby houses were also evacuated.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 4.00 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.

Press Release Date:  14 February, 2013

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