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Explosive device made safe on Dundalk housing estate

Published 08/07/2016

Gardai have launched an investigation
Gardai have launched an investigation

A viable home-made bomb has been made safe in Co Louth.

A controlled explosion was carried out on the improvised explosive device (IED) left at a house on Dundalk's Blackwater Estate.

Defence Forces bomb disposal experts were called out at about 4.30am on Friday and the scene was declared safe by 5.15am.

A number of homes were evacuated during the alert.

Components from the device were handed over to An Garda Siochana, who have launched an investigation.

In a statement, the Army said it was the 53rd call-out for bomb disposal t eams so far this year and the ninth viable IED made safe.

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