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Houses evacuated in Dublin suburb after viable homemade bomb found under car

The scene in Whitehall was declared safe at about 1.20am this morning.

Updated Oct 1st 2018, 10:25 AM

A NUMBER OF houses were evacuated after a viable improvised explosive device was found under a car in an estate in north Dublin last night. 

Gardaí were called to the scene at about 7.35pm after a suspicious device was found underneath the parked vehicle on Yellow Road in Whitehall.

A number of houses were evacuated and the road was closed off.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived at the scene at 9.55pm and a cordon was put in place for the duration of their operation.

The Defence Forces has said that the device was assessed, made safe and then removed to a military installation for further examination. It has been determined to be a viable improvised explosive device.

The area was declared safe at about 1.20am this morning and gardaí have said that investigations are ongoing into the incident.

The Defence Forces has repeated its advice to members of the public to maintain a safe distance and inform gardaí should they encounter such a device

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