Explosive devices found in car park

by Gazette Reporter
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A number of explosives were this week found at a location off the Malahide Road in north Dublin.
The explosives were found by members of An Garda Siochana at an abandoned car park off the Malahide Road, as part of investigations that are ongoing in the area. The explosives consisted of four viable improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The incident took place on Monday, January 14.
The devices were made safe after the Defence Forces Army bomb disposal unit was called out to the scene by gardai.
The Defence Forces deployed the team to the waste ground, which had been cordoned off earlier in the day by the gardai, and the team then spent an hour making the devices safe before removing them for further examination.
According to a statement issued by the Defence Forces, the viable devices were made safe in situ and there were no controlled explosions carried out at the scene. The devices were subsequently removed to a secure military location for further examination before the scene was declared safe.
The remains of the devices will be handed over to gardai to assist as part of their investigations.
The bomb disposal unit has made a number of IEDs safe at locations in Clare and Louth already this year.
Provisional figures show the Army bomb squad were called out more than 200 times last year to deal with suspected explosives and dangerous substances, and dealt with approximately 96 viable pipe bomb type devices.

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