Tuesday 24 April, 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 the Monksland area of Athlone this morning.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to a private residence in Sli an Coiste, Monksland, Athlone following a request from the Gardai.

The team arrived on scene at 09.45am where the device was examined and removed to a safe location; the scene was declared safe at 10.30am.

The device was made safe through the use of a controlled explosion on waste ground in the Athlone area.

This is the 68th call out and the 21st viable IED made safe by Army Bomb Disposal Teams so far this year.

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Press Release Date:  24 April, 2012

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