Among the arrested officials are Foreign Affairs Minister Tiebile Drame, Economy Minister Abdoulaye Daffe, and National Assembly President Moussa Timbine. Their whereabouts remain unknown.
Videos posted on social networks show military vehicles on the streets of Bamako. Witnesses say the soldiers have received spontaneous applause from the population.
The shooting at the military base and the officials' arrests occurred after several weeks of social unrest. In the past month, citizens took to the streets to demand the resignation of President Keita, who has been in office since 2013.