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Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland Members of the Defence Forces bomb disposal team (File photo)
Bomb Squad

Army defuse WW1-era grenade found on Laois farm

The grenade was found during excavation work at the farm in Emo.

AN ARMY BOMB disposal team has made safe a grenade from the World War 1 period found on a Laois farm this afternoon.

The grenade was found during excavation work at the farm in Emo. The Defence Forces were alerted to the potentially live device by Gardaí.

The bomb squad arrived on the scene at 1.40pm and carried out a controlled explosion on the grenade. The scene was declared safe at 2.05pm.

There are no details on how the century-old grenade came to be on the farm.

The grenade was the 24th call out of the Army bomb squad so far this year. The Bomb Disposal Team has deal with 10 viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) along with unstable chemicals, suspect devices found to be hoaxes, and conventional munition destruction such as old artillery shells discovered by members of the public.

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