Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Suspect device blown up at house

A controlled explosion has been carried out on an suspect device planted outside a house in Donegal

A controlled explosion has been carried out on an suspect device planted outside a house in Donegal.

The Air Corps AW-139 helicopter was used to deploy an army bomb disposal team to the scene in Buncrana.

Minor damage was caused to the front door of the premises by the blast on the viable improvised explosive device.

A Defence Forces spokesman said nearby homes had been evacuated by gardai and a cordon put in place for public safety before the team arrived at 2.30pm.

"The team leader carried out a manual approach to examine the device in situ and the device was then rendered safe by means of a controlled explosion," he said.

"The scene was declared safe at 3.40pm and the team returned to base.

"All items of an evidential nature have now been handed over to the gardai to assist them in their investigation of the incident."

It is believed the device may have been left at the property as part of a family feud.

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