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Army bomb squad deals with viable device in Galway

The bomb squad is called to a private residence in Clonboo, close to the Mayo border, to deal with a viable improvised explosive.

Image: [File photo] Brian O'Leary/Photocall Ireland

THE ARMY BOMB Disposal Team was called to a house in Co Galway this afternoon to deal with a viable improvised explosive device (IED).

The Defence Forces deployed the team to a private residence in Clonboo, close to the Mayo border, following a request from GardaĆ­ earlier today.

The team arrived on scene at shortly after 1:35, made the device safe, and removed it to a secure military location for examination and forensic exploitation.

The scene was declared safe at 2:35pm.

The callout was the 235th explosive ordnance disposal mission of 2011, and the 54th time that bomb disposal teams have encountered a viable device.

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