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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Suspicious device examined in Southill

Army Bomb disposal experts have carried out a controlled explosion on a live grenade after it was thrown into a house earlier today.

The incident happened around 11.45am in the O Malley park housing estate when the grenade was tossed through a downstairs window of an unoccupied house and failed to detonate.

Gardai who arrived on scene immediately created a perimeter and evacuated the house and an area around it. The Bomb disposal unit from Cork was sent to the scene and safe detonation of the device was performed around 3.30pm.

An army spokesperson said that the device will now be brought to Cork for further analysis.No one was injured in the incident and Gardai have launched an investigation.

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