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GeoBlue Position Statement on the Nairobi Mall Attack

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Released: 9/23/2013

Gunfire broke out Saturday at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, developing into a current standoff between Kenyan forces and terrorists.  Authorities report that Al-Shabaab, a militant group in Somalia that has killed countless civilians with suicide bombs, has claimed responsibility for this terrorist attack.  Over 200 civilians have been rescued, but 62 have been killed and over 175 injured.  Kenyan forces are confident that there are few, if any, remaining hostages in the mall.  Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage.  For plans that do offer coverage for terrorist acts, please note that there is no coverage for this specific act under any plans purchased on or after Saturday, September 21, 2013.  Please contact HTH Administration Services with questions.