KAMPALA, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The Ugandan military said on Friday they had arrested a man who was planning a suicide bombing at the funeral of a top police official and had seized materials including a suicide vest and bombs during his arrest.
The man was detained at a hotel in Pader town, about 400 km (60 miles) north of the capital Kampala, said military spokesperson Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso.
The military said in a separate statement that the man had accomplices who were on the run and efforts were underway to arrest them.
He was a former senior military officer who had previously commanded Uganda's troops in Somalia.
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