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Two viable explosive devices found in Sligo

A controlled explosion was carried out on one of the devices at the scene, while the other was brought to a secure military location to be examined.

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Image: Brian O'Leary/Photocall Ireland

TWO VIABLE EXPLOSIVE devices found in Sligo late last night have been made safe by an Army bomb disposal team.

A controlled explosion was carried out on one of the devices at the scene, while the other was brought to a secure military location for forensic examination.

The devices were found at the entrance to a forest on Holy Well Road.

The bomb disposal team arrived at the scene at 9.30pm last night following a request from Gardaí, who had cordoned off the area. The scene was declared safe at 11.45pm.

The remains of the devices are due to be handed over to Gardaí today to assist in their investigations.

This is the 59th viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) made safe by an Army bomb disposal team so far this year.

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