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Army make safe device found in Phibsborough

The IED was made safe at the scene and handed over to Gardaí.

File photo of a remote-controlled device used by the army bomb disposal unit.
File photo of a remote-controlled device used by the army bomb disposal unit.
Image: Brian O'Leary/Photocall Ireland

AN ARMY BOMB Disposal Team made safe a viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in Phibsborough, Dublin this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed to Kings Inns Street, Phibsborough following a request from the Gardaí. The area had been cordoned by the Gardaí and local residents were evacuated to a safe location.

The team arrived on scene at 5.20pm and examined the device which was found close to a private residence.

The viable device was made safe in situ and handed over to the Gardaí to assist with their investigations.

The scene was declared safe at 6.40pm.

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