Viable explosive device is made safe in Kildare

The Army Bomb Disposal Team were called in last night

Viable explosive device is made safe in Kildare

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A viable improvised explosive device has been made safe in Leixlip, Co Kildare.

Last night, an Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered the device safe at Kilmacredock.

The Defence Forces deployed the team on request from An Garda Síochána, after a suspect device was found.

A cordon was set up in the surrounding area.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived at 9.30pm and made the device safe at the scene.

The scene was declared safe just after midnight.

It was then removed to a secure military location for further examination, where it was confirmed as viable.

The Defence Forces say the material will be handed over to the gardaí to assist them with their investigation.