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Two viable explosive devices made safe in Dublin overnight

Defence Forces said that they were called out to deal with two separate IEDs last night.

File photo of a member of the Army Bomb Disposal Team.
File photo of a member of the Army Bomb Disposal Team.
Image: Irish Defence Forces on Facebook

THE ARMY BOMB Disposal team was called out to two with two viable improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Dublin last night.

The team was first called to Galtee More on the Drimnagh Road, where a device had detonated on the footpath.

They arrived at the scene shortly after 3.30am today and carried out a post-blast analysis of the scene, and declared the area safe at 4.15am.

The Defence Forces team was then called to the scene of a second device nearby at Bernard Curtis House on Bluebell Road.

The team arrived there at around 4.20am and made a viable IED safe without using a controlled explosion. That scene was declared safe an hour later.

The remains of each device have been handed over to the gardaí as part of their investigations into the incidents.

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