2 VIABLE DEVICES DISPOSED OF IN COUNTY LOUTH YESTERDAY

Two viable explosive devices have been recovered in Co. Louth.

They were found in a house in Drogheda yesterday evening.

Stephen Murphy reports:

At around 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon two improvised explosive devices were found at house on Mary Street in Drogheda.

Following a request from An Garda Síochána, an Army Bomb Disposal Team was called to the scene at around 6pm.

A safety cordon was put in place while nearby houses were evacuated while the operation was ongoing.

Two viable explosive devices were identified, made safe and removed for further investigation.

At 9 o’clock the scene was declared safe.

Earlier this week, a viable explosive device was found in Meath, which was believed to be destined for use in a feud between 2 gangs in Drogheda.

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