Homes evacuated as Army tackles explosive devices

More than a dozen homes had to be evacuated after two pipe bombs were discovered on a housing estate.

The Army bomb squad was called in on Thursday night after the improvised explosives and components for a third device were found in the Moneymore area of Drogheda.

The bombs, described as viable, were made safe at the scene and taken away for further tests at a secure military location, the Defence Forces said.

The scene was declared safe just over an hour after the Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team began work.

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Source:  Belfast Telegraph