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KAMPALA, Aug 27 (Reuters) – The Ugandan navy reported on Friday they experienced arrested a man who was setting up a suicide bombing at the funeral of a best law enforcement official and had seized resources which includes a suicide vest and bombs during his arrest.

The man was detained at a hotel in Pader city, about 400 km (60 miles) north of the funds Kampala, said armed service spokesperson Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso.

The military services claimed in a independent assertion that the person experienced accomplices who had been on the operate and attempts have been underway to arrest them.

The funeral on Friday was for Uganda’s deputy law enforcement chief, Paul Lokech, who died of organic leads to on Aug. 21. He was a previous senior military officer who experienced earlier commanded Uganda’s troops in Somalia.

The navy did not remark on the suspect’s motives or who he could be affiliated with but past assaults in the east African region have been claimed by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and al Shabaab.

ADF is a Ugandan Islamist insurgent team based mostly in the jungles of eastern Congo, throughout the Ugandan border.

Al Shabaab is an Islamist rebel team combating to topple Somalia’s govt. It has previously qualified Uganda in retaliation for its deployment of troops in Somalia as portion of an African Union peacekeeping drive.

Reporting by Elias Biryabarema
Editing by Ayenat Mersie and Frances Kerry

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