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Houses evacuated after homemade bomb found outside Kildare house

Army experts were called to the Brownstown last night.

Image: Flickr/Irish Defence Forces

A NUMBER OF homes were evacuated last night after a homemade bomb was found outside a house in Co Kildare.

Army explosive experts were called to the scene in Brownstown at about 10.50 pm after a suspect device was found.

A cordon and road closures were put in place and a number of nearby houses were evacuated. The Defence Forces say the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team made the device safe without the need for a controlled explosion.

It was later determined that the device was viable with all items then handed over to gardaí.

The scene was declared safe at 12.10 am.

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