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Two viable explosive devices discovered in Limerick

The Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were discovered on a rural road outside Limerick City late last night.

Army bomb disapal equipment (File photo)
Army bomb disapal equipment (File photo)
Image: Brian O'Leary/Photocall Ireland

TWO VIABLE EXPLOSIVE devices were discovered in a rural part of Limerick late last night.

An Army bomb disposal team was called to the area on the outskirts of Limerick City at around 9.45pm on Friday night. The two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were located on a rural road in Donoughmore.

The devices were made safe at the scene. They were then handed over to Gardaí as part of an investigation into the incident.

The scene was declared safe just before 11pm.

This is the 156th callout so far this year for the Army’s bomb disposal teams and the 73rd IED.

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