Traveler from Latvia injured in Istanbul terror attack

A traveler from Latvia suffered light injuries in the terror attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport this Tuesday, Balta insurance company informed.

Balta has received an indemnity claim from a Latvian citizen who had sustained light injuries in the terror attack at Istanbul’s airport. The insurer has already contacted the client and provided the necessary support.

This will be the first indemnity paid under terror risk coverage by the insurer.

Foreign Ministry Press Secretary Raimonds Jansons told LETA earlier that the ministry had no information that there are any Latvians among the victims of Tuesday’s terror attack at the Turkish airport.

AFP reports that a triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport has killed at least 41 people, including foreigners, with Turkey's prime minister saying early signs pointed to an assault by the Islamic State group.

The attackers began spraying bullets at the international terminal entrance before blowing themselves up at around 10:00 p.m. (1900 GMT) Tuesday, Turkish authorities said.

According to an eyewitness account, there were about 20 Latvian citizens on a plane from Rīga to Istanbul that landed shortly before the attacks. 

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