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Viable explosive device made safe in Athlone

An Army bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion on the device which was found at a home in the Monksland area of Athlone this morning.

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AN ARMY BOMB disposal team has carried out a controlled explosion on a viable explosive device found at a home in the Monksland area of Athlone.

The Defence Forces were alerted by Gardaí following the discovery of the improvised explosive device (IED) at the private residence in Slí an Coiste earlier today.

A bomb disposal team arrived at the scene at 9.45am following a request from the Gardaí. The device was examined and removed and the scene was declared safe at 10.30am.

A controlled explosion was carried out on waste ground in the Athlone area.

The device was the 21st viable IED made safe by Army bomb disposal teams so far this year.

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