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Viable explosive device found on Meath road

The Improvised Explosive Device was found in Kells this afternoon.

Army bomb squad equipment (File photo)
Army bomb squad equipment (File photo)
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

AN ARMY BOMB disposal team has made safe a viable homemade explosive device found on a Meath road.

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found on the Moynalty Road in Kells this afternoon by Gardaí who alerted the Defence Forces.

A controlled explosion was carried out on the device in order to render it safe at the scene.

A cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for safety while the device was being examined but have now been removed.

The scene was declared safe at 6.15pm.

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