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Army detonates bomb with controlled explosion in Carlow

A “complex, viable improvised device” which was made safe through a controlled explosion.

Image: Defence Forces/Flickr

THE DEFENCE FORCES sent in its bomb disposal team to Carlow this evening after the gardaí called in a suspect device.

Its team arrived at the scene in Kilmeany just after 5pm.

They found a “complex, viable improvised device” which was made safe through a controlled explosion.

The scene was then declared safe at 6pm. The remains of the bomb were taken to a secure military location for further investigation.

The Defence Forces said that anything of evidential value will be handed over to gardaí to aid with their investigations.

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