Army carry out controlled explosion in Rathnew

An Army bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion on a hand grenade this morning in Rathnew.

Two local men discovered the grenade in a field while out walking on Wednesday evening.

It is understood one of the men carried the device to a green area at the Woodside housing estate.

Gardai were called to the scene.

The Army bomb disposal team carried out the controlled explosion at 7am on Thursday morning and deemed the area safe.

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