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MYSTERY: Residents Unnerved By Black 'Night Stalker' Helicopters Buzzing Over Rooftops, Between Buildings...

 NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan � As the sun heads toward the horizon, two UH-60 Black Hawks and a CH-47 Chinook prepare to land at Forward Operating Base Connolly to pick up Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates after he visited troops at Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) A military training exercise has some in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul looking to the skies and asking questions.

It’s a scene that looks straight out of an action movie. This week, a handful of low-flying black helicopters are buzzing just over rooftops and in between buildings.

They’re called Night Stalkers, or more formally, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment out of Fort Campbell Kentucky.

But what they’re training for here in Minnesota is as stealth as their choppers appear.

The Department of Defense is in charge of the operation while Minneapolis and St. Paul police are playing a supportive role. But none of the departments will comment on the mysterious mission, only apologizing for “any alarm or inconvenience the training may cause,” according to statement by Minneapolis police.

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