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IED's Removed

0910am -20 December 2018

Yesterday evening, following a request from An Garda Síochána, an Army Bomb Disposal Team removed two (2) improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from a house in Drogheda.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived on scene at 6.00pm and to ensure public safety a cordon was put in place and nearby houses were evacuated for the duration of the operation. Two viable IEDs were identified, made safe and removed for further investigation by technicians.  The scene was declared safe  at 9.00pm and the team departed the scene.

Should members of the public encounter such munition components, or suspect items, they are advised to maintain a safe distance and inform An Garda Síochána.

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.

File photos of Bomb Disposal teams can be viewed on our Flickr Channel

Press Release Date: 20 December 2018

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. James O'Hara

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

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