Azerbaijan declares martial law, curfew in Baku, other cities

By: AFP      Published: 08:59 PM, 27 Sep, 2020
Azerbaijan declares martial law, curfew in Baku, other cities
Volunteers and veterans, who are ready to go to the frontline in Nagorny Karabakh, gather in Yerevan on September 27, 2020. Arch foes Armenia and Azerbaijan on September 27, 2020 accused each other of initiating the deadly clashes along the disputed Nagrorny Karabakh's frontline, that have claimed military and civilian casualties on both sides.–AFP

Azerbaijan on Sunday declared martial law and a curfew in capital Baku and several other cities, as fighting with Armenian rebel forces in Nagorny Karabakh claimed military and civilian casualties on both sides.

"Martial law will be introduced as of midnight as well as a curfew from 9 pm to 6 am," in Baku, several other cities and districts that are close to the Karabakh frontline, presidency spokesman Hikmet Hajiyev told journalists.