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A pipe bomb

A pipe bomb

An Army bomb disposal team has made safe three pipe bombs that were discovered in an empty house in Limerick.

The devices were found with some shotgun cartridges during a planned search of the property in the Ballysheedy area at around 2.45am.

The Defence Forces sent a team to the rural scene at 6am and made the devices safe without the need for a controlled explosion.

Investigating gardai have sealed off the area for a forensic examination and the devices have been removed for technical and ballistics tests.

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