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Improvised Explosive Device explodes outside Limerick house

No injuries were caused in the explosion. The bomb disposal team was also called to deal with explosive devices in Kildare.

THE ARMY BOMB disposal team was called to deal with a number of viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Limerick and Kildare today.

Gardaí contacted the Defence Forces team after an IED exploded outside a house at Sean Heuston Place in Limerick city. The team arrived on the scene at 11.20am and carried out a search of the area.

No injuries have been reported and minor damage was caused to the front door of the house.

The scene was declared safe at 12.50pm.

A bomb disposal team was also called to a location on the Edenderry Road, about 1.5 miles outside Rathangan, Co Kildare.

The team arrived on the scene at 11.40am and made a number of viable IEDs safe without the need for a controlled explosion. The devices have been removed for further examination.

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That scene was declared safe at 1pm.

Gardaí are investigating the separate incidents.

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