Belfast Telegraph

Grenade dug up in garden made safe

A live 1920s grenade discovered in a garden in Co Limerick has been disabled.

A number of houses were evacuated as Army bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion on the device, which was identified as a Mills type bomb dating back to the Irish War of Independence.

The grenade was discovered by a man who was gardening at his home in Janesboro.

He contacted gardai and the defence forces deployed an explosive ordnance disposal team to the scene.

Neighbours were forced to leave their homes and the surrounding area was cordoned off and closed to traffic.

The grenade was taken away to a nearby location and made safe with a controlled explosion.

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