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Two viable homemade explosives found in Limerick

The devices were found on a green field site beside a river this afternoon.

Bomb disposal team equipment (File photo)
Bomb disposal team equipment (File photo)
Image: Brian O'Leary/Photocall Ireland

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING after two viable homemade explosive devices were found in Limerick this afternoon.

The Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were found on a green field site beside a river in Annacotty shortly before 1pm.

An Army explosive ordnance disposal team was called to the scene and confirmed that the devices were viable.

The explosives were taken to a safe military location for technical examination.

The Defence Forces said that the devices will be handed over to Gardaí to help with the investigation into the incident.

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