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Army bomb squad removes viable device discovered in Galway city

The Army Bomb Disposal Team removed the item for further examination

File image of the Army Bomb Disposal Team on a training exercise.
File image of the Army Bomb Disposal Team on a training exercise.
Image: David Jones/Rollingnews

THE ARMY BOMB Disposal Team has removed a viable device discovered in the Knocknacarra area of Galway City. 

The team was called shortly after 10pm last night to investigate the improvised explosive device, following a request from gardaí.

On arrival, a cordon was established and maintained for the duration of the operation.

A viable device was identified, made safe and removed to a defence force location for further examination. The team departed the scene just after 10.35pm, according to a Defence Forces spokesperson. 

“Should members of the public encounter suspicious items, or hazardous substances, they are advised to maintain a safe distance and inform An Garda Síochána,” the spokesperson added. 

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