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Explosives made safe in Cork

An Army Bomb Disposal Team has made safe a small quantity of explosives and detonators found in Bandon earlier today.

File photo of an army bomb disposal unit.
File photo of an army bomb disposal unit.
Image: Brian O'Leary/Photocall Ireland

OLD COMMERCIAL EXPLOSIVES and detonators were made safe by an Army Bomb Disposal Team outside Bandon in County Cork this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to a rural house in Gaggan, just off the N71, after a request by the GardaĆ­.

The team said it removed a small quantity of old commerical explosives and a number of detonators from an outhouse. They were taken to a different location and made safe by a controlled explosion.

The operation began at 1.15pm and the area was declared safe by 3pm.

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