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Leitrim

'Crude' viable bomb made safe by army in Drumshanbo

The device was found by gardaí on approach into the town.

THE ARMY BOMB disposal team rendered safe a viable improvised explosive device (IED) in Drumshanbo, County Leitrim this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the team in response to a request from the gardaí after a suspect device was found on a grass verge on the approach to the town.

A cordon and road closures were put in place at around 5.35pm.

The device was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion and was taken away to a military location for further testing

The army described the device as a “crude igniferous device”.

All component parts and items will be handed over to the gardaí as evidence to assist them with their investigations, said the Defence Forces.

The scene was declared safe at 6.35 pm.

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