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Bomb discovered in Donegal Town

Gardai officer
The bomb was discovered in Donegal Town

A bomb has been discovered in Donegal Town in the Irish Republic.

Irish police said a suspect device had been found at 0700 BST on Friday by a member of the public on Main Street in the town.

It was removed for examination after the area was evacuated by police. Army bomb experts have said it was a "viable improvised explosive device".

Main Street was reopened after the bomb was made safe. A number of businesses were closed during the alert.

Gardai have set up an incident room in Donegal Town and appealed for information from the public.

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