US government officials confirmed on Monday, January 27, that a US military aircraft (Bombardier E-11A, used by the US military for surveillance and communication) 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; officials have not confirmed the number of casualties. The Taliban claimed that it brought the plane down; US officials disputed this claim. Investigations into the incident are ongoing as of Tuesday, January 28.
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.