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Bomb squad make safe explosive devices in Limerick

The viable devices were found in an overgrown area near a residential estate in Limerick city.

Bomb disposal squad equipment (File photo)
Bomb disposal squad equipment (File photo)
Image: Brian O'Leary/Photocall Ireland

AN ARMY BOMB disposal team has made safe a number of viable explosive devices in Limerick City.

Some properties had to be evacuated when the viable devices were found as part of a Garda search of an overgrown area close to a residential estate in the Ballysimon area of Limerick city.

A bomb disposal team was deployed to the scene at around 3.50pm following a request from the Gardaí.

The devices were rendered safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion.

They have now been removed to a secure military location for further examination and technical inspection in order to confirm their viability, the Defence Forces have said. The devices will then be handed over to the Gardaí as part of their investigation.

This was the 104th call out for the bomb disposal teams so far this year.

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