Tuesday 08 May 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team makes safe a number of viable Improvised Explosive Devices.

Army Bomb Disposal Teams were deployed to Limerick and Kildare today to deal with a number of viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

Following a request from Gardai a team deployed to Sean Hueston Place in Limerick City to carry out a Post Blast Analysis where a viable IED had earlier functioned.

The team arrived on scene at 11.20am and following a search of the area declared the scene safe at 12.50pm.

In a second operation an Army Bomb Disposal Team deployed to a location approx 1.5 miles outside Rathangan, Co. Kildare on the Edenderry Road following a request from Gardai; the team arrived on scene at 11.40am.

The team made safe a number of viable Improvised Explosive Devices at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion; the IEDs were removed to a secure military location for further examination. The scene was declared safe at 1.00pm; the remains of these devices have been handed over to Gardai to assist with their investigations.

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Press Release Date: 08 May2012

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