Suicide bomb targets NATO convoy in Helmand

15 October 2013

At least four people have been killed and a further 15 wounded in a suicide bomb attack in the southern province of Helmand.  The blast appeared to have been targeting a NATO convoy of foreign troops, which had been travelling on the main road in Lashkar Gah.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises against all travel to Southern Afghanistan as terrorists and insurgents conduct frequent and widespread lethal attacks against coalition armed forces, political and civilian targets, and those working in the private security, humanitarian and reconstruction fields.

Attacks include roadside and suicide bombs, indirect fire (rockets and mortars), direct fire (shootings and rocket propelled grenades), kidnappings and violent crime.

Whether you’re an individual or a company considering operating in Afghanistan, obtaining valid insurance should be at the top of your list. Standard travel insurance is unlikely to be valid in Afghanistan – in fact we recommend your insurance includes special war and terrorism provisions. Medical emergency and evacuation cover is strongly advised as part of any Afghanistan insurance package, since local healthcare is extremely poor by western standards.

Bellwood Prestbury offer a full range of Afghanistan insurance options to cover people, property, goods, services and more, all with war and terrorism cover included. For many years Bellwood Prestbury have supported companies and individuals operating in Afghanistan by providing specialist insurance cover. 

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