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Limerick houses evacuated after two viable explosives found

The devices were removed to a military location for further examination.

Army Bomb Disposal Team
Army Bomb Disposal Team
Image: David Jones via Rolling News

THE ARMY BOMB Disposal Team has made safe two viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in Roxboro, Co Limerick.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team following a request from An Garda Síochána.

The Bomb Disposal Team arrived on scene at 4.10pm.

To ensure public safety, a number of houses were evacuated and a cordon was put in place for the duration of the operation.

The devices were removed to a secure military installation for further examination and the scene was declared safe at 5.45pm.

All evidence will be handed over to gardaí to assist them with their investigations.

No arrests were made.

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