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Viable explosive device made safe at apartment complex in Kildare

The device was taken to a safe military location for examination.

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AN ARMY BOMB disposal team has rendered safe a viable improvised explosive device (IED) in Kildare.

The bomb disposal team was deployed in the early hours of this morning in response to a request from gardaí after a suspect device was found at an apartment complex in Ballitore, Co Kildare. Gardaí said that only one of the apartments in the building was occupied.

The bomb disposal team arrived on scene at 4.40am and a cordon was put in place for public safety.

After an initial assessment, the device was confirmed as viable and was taken to a safe military location for further technical examination and exploitation. The scene was declared safe at 6am.

All component parts and evidence will be handed over to the gardaí to assist them with their investigation into the incident.

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