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Evacuation of houses in Drimnagh after explosive device found

An Army bomb disposal team rendered the device safe last night after arriving on the scene at 9.15pm.

Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE is reported to have been thrown into a private residence in Drimnagh last night, sparking a visit from the Army bomb disposal team.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team to the scene in response to a request from the Gardaí, after the IED was apparently thrown into a private residence.

The team arrived on scene in Drimnagh at 9.15pm and the property and adjoining houses were evacuated by the gardaí, with local residents moved to a safe location during the operation. A cordon was also put in place for public safety, said the Defence Forces.

The team rendered the device safe in situ, without the need for a controlled explosion. It was then moved to a secure military location for further technical examination and testing, and the scene was declared safe at 9.55 pm.

The device has now been confirmed as a viable IED and it will be handed over to the Gardaí to assist in their investigations.

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