The police did not give more details, but said in a statement that the interception exercise was carried out with the military.
“This is to let you know that Uganda Police and the Uganda People’s Defense Force have just intercepted a bomb that was planted at the Gulu Bus Park this morning. Details on the operation to follow,” the statement said.
The police asked the public to continue being vigilant and report any suspicious objects to the authorities as investigation continue.
Uganda was last hit by a bomb blast in 2010 when Somali Al-Shabaab militants planted bombs at a sports bar and restaurant, leaving close to 80 people dead and scores injured.
The militant group has since vowed to launch other attacks on Uganda for deploying peacekeeping troops in Somalia under the auspices of the African Union Mission in Somalia. Enditem