Gardai continue investigation into Offaly pipe bomb explosion

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Gardai in Offaly are continuing their investigation into a pipe bomb explosion in Offaly on Thursday in which a man received injuries to his stomach.

Gardai in Offaly are continuing their investigation into a pipe bomb explosion in Offaly on Thursday in which a man received injuries to his stomach.

The incident occurred at approximately 3.30pm on Thursday on the Roscrea Road in Shinrone. It is understood that the man who is in his fifties was getting into a truck when the explosion occurred. He was brought to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore but his injuries are understood to be not life threatening.

The Army Bomb Disposal team attended the scene and Gardai are carrying out a technical examination.

Gardaí are appealing to any witnesses to the incident or to anyone who has information to contact Birr Garda Station on 057 91 69710 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.