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Man injured in Navan explosion

Gardaí and the army bomb squad are investigating an explosion outside a house in Beechgrove this morning.

Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A 48-YEAR-MAN is being treated for injuries he sustained in an explosion outside his home in Navan, Co Meath, this morning.

The explosion occurred at around 8am today at a house in Beechgrove. He is being treated at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

An army bomb disposal team was called to the scene earlier and is carrying out post-blast analysis on site and on a suspected improvised explosive device. The area has been sealed off for a technical examination.

Gardaí at Navan are appealing to anyone who may have any information regarding the incident to contact them on 046 907 9930. They can also be reached via the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or through any garda station.

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