Thursday  16 November 2017 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe IED.


The Defence Forces deployed an Army Bomb Disposal Team to Kilmeaney, Co Carlow this evening following a request from Gardai.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived on scene at 5.00pm and conducted an assessment of a suspect device.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team identified a complex viable improvised explosive device that was made safe at the scene through a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 6pm.

The remains of the device have been removed to a secure military location for further exploitation.

Any material with an evidential value will be handed over to the Gardai to aid in their investigations.

The Defense Forces Bomb Disposal Teams deal with other types of callouts that would include the destruction of a traditional munitions, such as old grenades found by members of the public, unstable chemicals and suspected devices that are found to be hoaxes.

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Press Release Date: Thursday  16 November 2017

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Press Officer: Comdt. Pat O'Connor

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