Authorities in Mali say they have arrested a Mauritanian man suspected of masterminding deadly attacks on hotels in the country last year.
Fawaz Ould Ahmeida is the man accused of planning the November attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital Bamako that left 20 dead.
Security services said he had been plotting to carry out attacks on Western targets in Bamako this weekend.
They said he was a member of the al-Murabitoun jihadist group.
Al-Murabitoun, an affiliate of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb (AQIM), has said it carried out the Radisson Blu attack.