Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
World News | By Sandy Lane

One US soldier killed, another wounded in Kabul insider attack

One US soldier killed, another wounded in Kabul insider attack

Multiple sources have reported that one American service man was killed and a second wounded in what was characterized as an insider attack carried out by a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.

Utah National Guard officials will be holding a news conference to release more details about the death of Brent Taylor, North Ogden mayor and major in Utah's Army National Guard.

U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, wrote on Facebook that Taylor was "the definition of the term 'public servant'". Taylor is the first known sitting mayor in state history to leave for wartime service in Utah, the report said.

"I hate this. I'm struggling for words.This war has once again cost us the best blood of a generation".

"The entire Herbert family mourns with this soldier's family and we pray that their burdens may be lifted, and that the hearts of all Utahns will reach out to comfort them in their grief", the governor added.

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At the time of his deployment in January, Taylor told local media that, as an intelligence officer, he will be assigned to serve on an advisory team training the staff of an Afghan commando battalion. The wounded service member was undergoing medical treatment and was in stable condition.

Utah media outlets cited a statement from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation saying that Taylor was shot by one of the commandos being trained and that the attacker was killed by Afghan forces.

The mayor of a Utah town who was deployed in Afghanistan as a member of the state's National Guard has been killed in an "insider attack", the military said.

Update: The Department of Defense released information about the death of Maj.

He previously served two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan.

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The North Ogden city government said Taylor had a "profound influence" on the community in a statement Saturday. Taylor is seen here with his family in a July 4 parade in 2014.

Afghan policemen keep watch following an air strike from an Afghan military helicopter during ongoing clashes between Afghan security forces and militants near the Eid Gah Mosque in Kabul on August 21, 2018.

Taylor's last Facebook post touched on how inspired he had been by the elections in Afghanistan, as he encouraged people in the U.S. to vote on Tuesday.

A USA soldier was killed Saturday in Kabul, Afghanistan, in what authorities are calling an insider attack.

'"United we stand, divided we fall". "His service will always be remembered".

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"Knowing Brent Taylor, he was a bridge builder and a man who made friends and just loved people", Burton said.

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