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Pipe bomb found in garden of Cork house

It comes less than 12 hours after another suspect device was found in Limerick.

A member of the bomb disposal squad (File photo)
A member of the bomb disposal squad (File photo)
Image: Defence Forces

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING after a suspect device was found at a house in Cork.

It was found in Killala Gardens in Knocknaheeny in the city.

The Defence Forces’ bomb disposal team arrived on scene at 9.45am today. A cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety, while a number of nearby houses were evacuated.

The suspect item was made safe and removed to a military location for further testing. The scene was declared safe at 10.50am.

Limerick

This was the second callout for the bomb disposal team in 12 hours. They were also called to deal with a suspect device in Limerick.

Last night gardaí in Limerick City requested the Army Bomb Disposal Team after a suspect device was found in Upper Gerald Griffin Street.

The team arrived on scene at 12.45am and put a cordon and traffic restrictions in place for public safety, while a number of nearby apartments were evacuated.

The Defence Forces said:

The suspect item was rendered safe and removed to a military location for further testing and the scene was declared safe at 1.30am.

All items of an evidential nature will be handed over to the Gardaí to assist them with their investigations, it added.

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