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Army bomb squad deals with viable device in Cork city

The squad spent over two hours examining the device in the Farranree area and carrying out a controlled explosion.

Image: Brian O'Leary/Photocall Ireland

THE DEFENCE FORCES’ bomb disposal team was called to Cork city this morning to deal with a viable explosive device.

The team was called to the site at Kilnap Place, Farranree following a request from Gardaí, and arrived at around 10:45am.

A controlled explosion was carried out on the device, with its remains handed over to Gardaí to assist them in investigating it.

The area was cordoned off by Gardaí and evacuated while the team was present.

The site was declared safe at 1:10pm.

The call-out marked the 119th time the bomb squad have been summoned this year, and the 60th viable device it has dealt with.

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