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Houses evacuated in Cork after homemade bomb is found

Gardaí are investigating.

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Image: Flickr/Defence Forces

A TEAM OF army bomb disposal experts rendered safe a viable improvised explosive device (IED) in Cork City this morning.

An Garda Siochána requested the Army Bomb Disposal Team after a suspect device was found in a private residence in the Knocknaheeny area of the city.

The team arrived at the scene at 10.20am.

A cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety and a number of houses were evacuated during the operation.

A controlled explosion was carried out at the scene to render the IED safe. The device was then removed to a military location for further testing and the scene was declared safe at 12.30pm.

Gardaí are investigating the incident.

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