MOGADISHU, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Somali police on Thursday warned of impending terrorist attack in the restive capital, Mogadishu.
Zakia Hussein Ahmed, deputy police commander and spokesperson of the Somali Police Forces, called on the public to remain vigilant and report to the security forces a suspicious vehicle, a Toyota Prado which is on the loose in the capital.
Ahmed, who also circulated photos of the vehicle, said they believe the vehicle could be used by al-Shabab militants to carry out terror attacks in Mogadishu and its environs.
Al-Shabab militant group, which is fighting the Western-backed government, has been driven out of major strongholds in Somalia in recent years in a joint offensive by AMISOM and local forces.
However, it still stages guerrilla-style assaults and bomb attacks to drive out AU mission's troops from Somalia and impose its harsh version of Islamic law across the Horn of Africa nation.