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Suspicious device made safe in Tullamore

A suspicious device was discovered this afternoon at an industrial unit in Co Offaly.

File photo of Defence Forces bomb disposal equipment.
File photo of Defence Forces bomb disposal equipment.
Image: Photocall Ireland

THE ARMY BOMB Disposal Team has made safe an improvised explosive device (IED) found in Tullamore, Co Offaly today.

The team was called to the scene this afternoon by the gardaí after a suspicious device was discovered at an industrial unit in Tullamore.

The team arrived on the scene shortly after 1pm and rendered the device safe there without carrying out a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 1.45pm and the device was removed to a secure military location for further investigation. The Defence Forces say that all items will be handed over to gardaí to assist them in their investigation of the incident.

The team has been called out 21 times so far this year.

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