2019-05-17: According to reports from Friday (17 May), at least eight Afghan security forces were killed in a NATO air strike in Helmand Province. At least ten security forces were injured. How the incident occurred on the road between Helmand and Kandahar was not yet known.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of terror suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.