An army bomb disposal team rendered safe a viable improvised explosive device in Kells on Saturday afternoon.
The Defence Forces deployed the team in response to a request from the gardaí after a suspect device was located on the Moynalty Road.
The team arrived on scene at 4.50pm and a cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety. The device was rendered safe at the scene by means of a controlled explosion.
The scene was declared safe at 6.15pm and the team returned to its base.
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