The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) releases a press statement expressing that it has credible information about plans by armed opposition groups to attack public places.
The statement has details on the kind of cars that have been loaded with explosives and readied for suicidal attack. Some of the vehicles prepared for the attacks carry AU insignia.
AMISOM in its statement alerted that the oppositions groups are planning to carry out series of synchronized suicide attacks and planting Improvised Explosive Devices in public places, such as mosques and markets in Mogadishu and surrounding areas.
AMISOM describes the increasing trend of such attacks by extremists targeting the civilians as a desperate choice as they are losing support from the general public.
(You can listen to the entire press release read by AMISOM spokesperson in our audio link)