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Three bombs discovered in vehicle during garda search in Kildare

The Defence Forces were called to the scene.

GARDAÍ WHO WERE examining a vehicle as part of an investigation discovered three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at a commercial garage at Newhall, Naas, yesterday afternoon.

The area was sealed off and a cordon was put in place shortly after 4pm. The Army Explosive Ordinance Disposal team attended the scene and the three bombs were removed for further examination.

At 9.30pm, the area was declared safe and traffic restrictions were lifted. Gardaí said that investigations are ongoing.

A spokesman for the Defence Forces confirmed that a forensic examination of the devices will now take place.

He said: “The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal team on request from gardaí. A cordon was established in the surrounding area to ensure public safety.

“The Army Bomb Disposal team arrived at 4.15pm, carried out an assessment and proceeded to make safe the three suspect devices. The devices have now been removed to a secure military installation for further examination. Material of an evidential nature will be handed over to An Garda Síochána.”

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