KAMPALA (Reuters) – The Ugandan army stated on Friday they’d arrested a person who was planning a suicide bombing on the funeral of a high police official and had seized supplies together with a suicide vest and bombs throughout his arrest.
The man was detained at a lodge in Pader city, about 400 km (60 miles) north of the capital Kampala, stated army spokesperson Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso.
The army stated in a separate assertion that the person had accomplices who have been on the run and efforts have been underway to arrest them.
The funeral on Friday was for Uganda’s deputy police chief, Paul Lokech, who died of pure causes on Aug. 21. He was a former senior army officer who had beforehand commanded Uganda’s troops in Somalia.
The army didn’t touch upon the suspect’s motives or who he could be affiliated with however previous assaults within the east African nation have been claimed by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and al Shabaab.
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ADF is a Ugandan Islamist rebel group primarily based within the jungles of jap Congo, throughout the Ugandan border.
Al Shabaab is an Islamist insurgent group preventing to topple Somalia’s authorities. It has beforehand focused Uganda in retaliation for its deployment of troops in Somalia as half of an African Union peacekeeping power.
(Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; Editing by Ayenat Mersie and Frances Kerry)
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