Donegal alert: Bomb made safe in Carrigart, near Milford

A bomb has been made safe in County Donegal by the Irish army.

The defence forces were called to the scene at Carrigart, near Milford, at about 08:45 BST on Friday.

"The device was made safe at the scene, without the need for a controlled explosion and was taken away to a safe military location for further testing," a spokesperson said.

"It was later confirmed as a viable improvised explosive device (IED)."

A number of houses were evacuated during the alert and roads were closed. It ended at about 10:40 BST.

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