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Gardaí call in bomb disposal team after improvised explosive device found in Leixlip

56 suspicious devices have been found in Ireland so far this year.

GARDAÍ DISCOVERED A suspicious device in the rural area of Kilmacredock, Leixlip, Co Kildare yesterday night.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team was called in to disable the device, which was a viable improvised explosive.

This is the first suspicious device found in Kildare this year.

A cordon was established in the surrounding area. The team made the device safe at the scene, and they removed it to a secure military location for further examination.

The material will be handed over to the An Garda Síochana to assist them with their investigation which is ongoing.

So far this year, the Defences Forces Explosives Ordnance Disposal teams have responded to 56 suspicious devices.

These numbers include viable devices, hoaxes, false alarms, exploded devices and unstable chemicals.

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