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Improvised Explosive Device

10.10am - Improvised Explosive Device In Vehicle Made Safe In Navan

Monday 17th November 2018

Early this morning, following a request from An Garda Síochána, an Army Bomb Disposal Team removed an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from a vehicle in Brews Hill, Navan, Co. Meath.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived on scene at 3.20am and to ensure public safety a cordon was put in place and nearby houses were evacuated for the duration of the operation. A viable IED was discovered in a vehicle, made safe and removed for further investigation by technicians.  The scene was declared safe  at 8.25am and the team departed the scene.

Should members of the public encounter such munition components, or suspect items, they are advised to maintain a safe distance and inform An Garda Síochána.

The Defense Forces Bomb Disposal Teams deal with other types of callouts that would include the destruction of a traditional munitions, such as old grenades found by members of the public, unstable chemicals and suspected devices that are found to be hoaxes.

Read more About Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Teams

File photos of Bomb Disposal teams can be viewed on our Flickr Channel

Press Release Date: 27th January 2015

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