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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 16 October, 2019
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43rd improvised explosive device made safe in Dublin

A suspect device was found outside a house near the in Artane at 10.50 this morning.

File image of army bomb disposal team
File image of army bomb disposal team
Image: Brian O'Leary/Photocall Ireland

THE ARMY BOMB disposal team has made safe a viable improvised explosive device in Artane, Dublin this afternoon.

The Defence Forces were deployed in response to a request from the gardaí after a suspect device was found outside a private house near the Malahide Road, Artane, Dublin.

The team arrived on the scene at 10.50 am and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety.

The viable device was rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion and was then handed over to the gardaí to assist in their investigation into the incident.

The scene was declared safe at 12.10 pm.

This brings to 110 the total amount of call outs for the Army Bomb Disposal Team so far in 2013, involving 43 IEDs.

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