At least four people have been killed and several others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in Mali on Saturday.
It is the first assault since the election of new president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August.
He has promised to make security a top priority as the country battles militant Tuareg rebels in the north of the country.
Saturday’s bomb in Timbuktu was detonated outside an army camp.
The attack comes just a few days after Tuareg separatists pulled out of a ceasefire agreement and peace process with the Bamako government.
The UN has approved a force of 12,600 troops and police to help stabilise and secure Mali.