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Summary: Seven U.S. soldiers were killed when their helicopter crashed in Shah Wali Kot, in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province. Three Afghan soldiers and an Afghan interpreter were also killed, bringing the total number of dead to 11.

Aug 7th, 2011

Summary: A military helicopter has been shot down in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 U.S. special operation troops, most of them from the elite Navy SEALs unit that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, along with seven Afghan commandos and an Afghan translator. It was the deadliest single incident for American forces in the decade-long war. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on August 7, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that the Justice Department announced the indictment of 14 people — 12 of them Minnesota Somalis, many of them U.S. citizens — accused of funneling “money, personnel, and services” to the Shabab, the Islamist terrorist group fighting an insurgency in Somalia.

Oct 30th, 2008

Summary: On the 12th day of his write-in campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, in line with his focus on national security, Aubrey Immelman reported a suicide bombing attack on the Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture targeting foreign advisers in Kabul, the downing of a U.S. helicopter in central Afghanistan, the killing of two U.S. soldiers in northern Afghanistan by a suicide bomber wearing a police uniform, and ongoing violence in Iraq.