Burkina Faso’s security and intelligence services foiled a coup attempt on Tuesday, according to the country’s military government.
It alleged that officers and others had planned to destabilise the country and throw it into chaos.
It has been almost a year since the interim President Capt Ibrahim Traoré seized power.
That was the country’s second coup of 2022, which took place amid a growing Islamist insurgency.
In a statement read out on television on Wednesday evening, the authorities said some arrests had been made and they were actively pursuing other suspects, without giving specific details. The military prosecutor has since said that four officers have been detained.
There have been recent reports of discontent within the military.
On Tuesday, rumours of a brewing mutiny led hundreds of people to take to the streets of the capital, Ouagadougou, in support of the junta.
On the same day, the authorities suspended the French-language news magazine Jeune Afrique, accusing it of publishing articles discrediting the armed forces.