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Army bomb squad disarm IED and military spec pyrotechnic

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Army bomb squad disarm IED and military spec pyrotechnic

The Army Bomb Disposal Team responded to a call from the gardai at 2:35pm today, to deal with a suspect device which was found on waste ground in Fairhill, Cork.

The device was discovered during a planned search of the area.

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was taken to a safe military located where it was examined.

The device was deemed to be viable

At 4pm the bomb squad was deployed to Fethard On Sea where a large military pyrotechnic was found.

The item, which is 470 mm in length and 66 mm in diameter, had a warning written on it that the police or military should be contacted.

The C2A2 Military Pyrotechnic is dropped from aircraft into the sea where it will expel light and smoke for 40 minutes to an hour.

The initiation of such a device, used by foreign militaries, contains red phosphorus that could cause serious burns and injury if in the proximity of persons.