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Bomb disposal team make four viable IEDs safe

The gardaí called the team to the scene in Harolds Cross this evening. Some residents had to be evacuated for their own safety.

Image: Brian O'Leary/Photocall Ireland

AN ARMY BOMB Disposal Team made safe four viable improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Harolds Cross, Dublin this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to Mount Argus Avenue following a request from the gardaí. The area had been cordoned off and some nearby residents had to be evacuated for their own safety.

The team arrived on scene at 7 pm and examined the devices which had been located in a vehicle by the gardaí.

The viable devices was rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion and the devices have now been removed to a secure military location for further examination.

They will be handed over shortly to the Gardai to assist with their investigation into this incident. The scene was declared safe at 7.50pm and the team returned to base.

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