Travel insurance carriers often provide information about current events that affect coverage. This can include weather events, civil or political unrest or health warnings. Such travel alerts are available in newsletters, blogs or on the carrier’s website. The following is a travel alert from HTH on the car bombings in Iraq.
August 5, 2010. Car bombings in Iraq leave at least 14 dead
SOURCE: Altegrity Risk International
It was reported on August 5th that twin car bombings have killed at least six people and injured about 50 others in southern Iraq. The near-simultaneous bombs went off in Kut, the capital of Wasit province, approximately 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad. The coordinated car bombs exploded in a crowded shopping area in the city of Kut. The bombings came hours after a series of smaller attacks targeting members of the security forces in Baghdad killed eight police officers.