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Man arrested while assembling bomb in Pader ahead of burial of the late Gen.Paul Lokech [Photo: URN]

Man Arrested Assembling Bombs In Pader District

News | The Northern Link UG | A joint security team comprising the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence and Joint Anti-Terrorist Task Force (JATT) have arrested a man suspected to be a terrorist in Pader Town Council in Pader District.

Abdul Katumba alias Ben was arrested on Thursday from Atimikica Guest House, in Pader Town Council where he had booked along with another colleague who is on the run.

The suspects reportedly booked in the guest house on Thursday morning according to one of the employees who preferred anonymity.

Katumba was arrested during an operation in which security personnel was monitoring hotels and Lodges within Pader Town Council ahead of the burial of former Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj Gen Paul Lokech today at his ancestral home in Paipir Village in Luna Parish.

A highly placed security personnel who spoke on condition of anonymity said that when the suspect was told to show the security personnel his room, he attempted to run away but was captured.

The source says when he opened his room, they found electric wires, pliers, half a basinful of bicycle ball bearings, a detonator, a bulb, unknown powdery substance and liquid in a bottle, a digital watch, and jackets with porches that had been filled with ball bearings.

Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson David Ongom Mudong said that police are interrogating the suspect adding that a hunt is underway for his accomplices.

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