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Homes evacuated in the middle of the night after bomb discovered

An alert was in place for almost three hours. Army bomb experts dealt with the device by carrying out a controlled explosion.

Image: Defence Forces

A NUMBER OF houses were evacuated in the early hours of this morning after what experts describe as a ‘viable’ bomb was discovered in a residential area in Coolock, north Dublin.

An Army bomb squad was dispatched after the device was found, arriving at the scene at around 12.35am.

“A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety and a number of nearby houses were evacuated,” according the the Defence Forces.

The device was made safe by means of a controlled explosion, and the scene was declared safe at around 3.25am.

The remains of the device have been handed over to Gardaí, who have launched an investigation.

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