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Kildare residents evacuated as Irish army deal with explosive device near homes

By Cian Murray

Published 15/11/2016

Irish Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived rendered viable improvised explosive device (IED) safe
Irish Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived rendered viable improvised explosive device (IED) safe

The Irish army disarmed viable explosive device in Kildare on Tuesday.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team on request from An Garda Síochána after a suspect device was found in Athy, Co Kildare.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived at 12.45pm and rendered a viable improvised explosive device (IED) safe at the scene.

A number of houses were evacuated to ensure the safety of the residents.

The area was declared safe at 1.45pm.

The device was then removed to a secure military location for further examination.

Material has been handed over to An Garda Síochána to assist them with their investigation.

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