Explosive Device Thrown Through Window

An improvised explosive device thrown through the window of a house in Coolock, Dublin early this morning has been made safe by the Army bomb disposal team.

The device was thrown through the downstairs sitting room window of a house at Belcamp Crescent in Dublin 17 around 02:15.

The Army team was called in and made the viable device safe without the need for a controlled explosion.

The area was cordoned off and a number of houses were evacuated during the incident

It was then removed to a secure military location for a technical examination.

Investigations are ongoing.


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