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Gardaí investigate after bomb squad find viable explosive device near Donegal home

A number of houses in the area were evacuated as the device was examined.

The Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit
The Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING after an Army bomb squad defused a viable homemade explosive device near a home in Donegal.

The incident happened at Carrigart, near Milford, where the Improvised Explosive Device was discovered this morning.

The Defence Forces were called to the scene following a request from gardaí.

A number of homes in the area were evacuated and a cordon was put in place as the suspect device was investigated.

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces said the device was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion. It was taken away to a safe military location for further testing where it was later confirmed as a viable IED.

The parts of the device will be handed over to the gardaí to help with the ongoing investigation, the Defence Forces confirmed.

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