Irish bomb disposal experts travel to Qatar to help preparations for the 2022 World Cup

Irish bomb disposal experts have travelled to Qatar to help local forces prepare for security operations at the 2022 World Cup.

Three operators from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team went to the middle eastern state for Exercise Watan – which involved international experts from across the globe.

The State of Qatar requested Irish Defence Forces EOD operators due to their expertise in dealing with improvised explosive devices and chemical attacks.

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