17 May '11, 9am

Irish soldiers defused a bomb near Dublin overnight ahead of a visit by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II

Irish soldiers defused a bomb near Dublin overnight ahead of a visit by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II

Members of the Irish police force check a woman's bag at a roadblock in Dublin, May 16, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS DUBLIN - IRISH soldiers defused a bomb near Dublin overnight ahead of a visit by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II scheduled to start on Tuesday, Irish police and the military said. 'A viable explosive device was found on a bus yesterday evening in Maynooth,' near Dublin, a police spokesman told AFP, adding that police had been tipped off by an anonymous call. The device was defused by the Irish army, he said. An Irish defence forces spokesman confirmed that an army bomb disposal squad had made safe 'a viable improvised device' early on Tuesday at Maynooth in County Kildare. 'We can't give any details about the device but it was viable. It was on a bus and by the time our team was called in the bus was evacuated and parked at a bus stop,' the spokesman said. 'The devi...

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