A suspected US military aircraft (Bombardier E-11A, used by the US military for surveillance and communications) crashed in Deh Yak district (Ghazni province) on Monday, January 27. Local Red Cross and Red Crescent Society representatives claim that five people have been killed. The US military is reportedly investigating the crash; military officials did not immediately confirm the identity of the aircraft.
Individuals in Afghanistan are advised to monitor developments, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.