Azerbaijan declares martial law amid clash escalation

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BAKU: Azerbaijan’s Parliament accepted a decree by the country’s president to impose a martial law in the wake of the escalation of clashes along the Nagorno-Karabakh frontline earlier in the day.
According to Hikmat Hajiyev, a presidential aide, the martial law will be effective from 12.00 a.m. Baku Time (GMT+4) on Monday in several cities, including the capital Baku.
The martial law will see the imposition of a curfew from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., among other measures, he said.
Earlier in the day, Armenia declared martial law and general mobilization in response to the situation.
New round of clashes broke out Sunday morning along the contact line of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The clashes, which are still going on, were reportedly caused heavy casualties and equipment loss.
Meanwhile, Armenia Sunday declared martial law and general mobilization in response to the escalation of clashes along the contact line of the Nagorno-Karabakh region with Azerbaijan. “At the decision of the government, martial law and general mobilization is being declared in the Republic of Armenia. I call on the personnel attached to the troops to present themselves to their district commissariats,” Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on his social media platform on Sunday. He said the decision will be effective after official publication.
The Armenian Parliament will convene an emergency session on Sunday to discuss the situation, according to local media Armenpress.–Agencies