Zimbabwe’s military has urged other security services to “cooperate for the good of the country” after taking over the country’s state broadcaster and seizing power in the capital city of Harare. In a statement read out on state-run television early Wednesday, the military insisted it was not staging a coup and assured that President Robert Mugabe and his family were “safe and sound” after government offices were seized hours earlier. The military has insisted it is “only targeting criminals” surrounding Mugabe but warned that “any provocation will be met with an appropriate response.” A “violent conflict” may erupt if certain political, social, and economic issues are not addressed, the military’s statement said. Explosions were reported in the city late Tuesday as soldiers and armored vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices and parliament. The incident comes amid a dispute between General Constantino Chiwenga, the leader of Zimbabwe’s army, and President Robert Mugabe after Mugabe ousted the country’s vice president last week. U.S. citizens have been urged to “shelter in place” in the country amid fears of a violent coup.