Bomb disposal team make safe two viable devices

Specialist unit called to scene in Roxborough, Co Limerick, by gardaí to tackle IED hazards

The Army bomb disposal unit arrived on the scene just after at 4pm. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Army bomb disposal unit arrived on the scene just after at 4pm. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

 

An Army bomb disposal team has made safe two viable improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Roxborough, Co Limerick.

Earlier on Saturday the Defence Forces deployed the bomb disposal detachment following a request from gardaí.

The specialist unit arrived on scene just after 4pm in the afternoon. Subsequently, in an effort to ensure public safety, a number of houses were evacuated and a cordon was put in place for the duration of the hazardous operation.

The devices were eventually removed to a secure military installation for further examination and the scene was declared safe at 5.45pm.

Any evidence will be given to gardaí to help them with their investigations.