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LDS Church missionaries in Zimbabwe are safe and accounted for as the military took over control of the landlocked south African country on Wednesday.

“All missionaries are safe in the Zimbabwe Harare Mission,” said Eric Hawkins, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “They have been instructed to remain indoors and have adequate supplies.”

With troops, tanks and other armored vehicles moving into the capital city of Harare, the military has detained President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old longtime leader.

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