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Utah National Guard member killed in Afghanistan in suspected 'insider attack'

04 November 2018, 11:35 | Erica Roy

Another Insider Attack In Afghanistan Claims The Life Of A US Service Member

Apparent insider attack in Afghanistan kills US service member, wounds another

A National Guard officer was killed and two USA service member was wounded in the latest insider attack against American and coalition forces in Afghanistan.

"Initial reports also indicate the attacker was immediately killed by other Afghan Forces", the NATO-led mission said in a statement.

It said initial reports indicate other Afghan Forces killed the attacker. The injured individual was medically evacuated to Bagram Airfield, where they are in stable condition and receiving medical treatment.

The incident is under investigation. Gen. Jefferson Burton, the adjutant general of the state's National Guard. "A news conference will be held tomorrow morning". Taylor resigned from the mayor's office before he went overseas, the Standard-Examiner of Ogden reported.

Taylor, who is a member of the Utah National Guard, was elected as mayor of North Ogden (population 17,357) in 2013, and re-elected in 2017, according to Deseret News.

Taylor leaves behind a wife and seven children, and a town that grieves their popular mayor. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Taylor told his constituents, "Serving as the mayor of North Ogden city has been one of the greatest honors of my life and the highlight of my civilian professional career".

The attacker was reportedly posing as a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, which US officials have hoped can take over battling terror groups in the region in the coming years.

Taylor announced his deployment to his constituents in early January via Facebook Live, explaining that he had been called to help train Afghan commando units after President Donald Trump had ordered an increase in the number of USA troops in Afghanistan. He had been deployed in January this year and was serving as an intelligence officer who was training Afghan forces. In their marriage, they had endured five years apart during four of Taylor's deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, he wrote. "His service will always be remembered", Hatch said.

"We are devastated by the loss of our Mayor and friend, Brent Taylor", the city said on its Facebook page.

The Facebook posts, which showed photos of Taylor while deployed, were an example of the way in which he kept people connected, residents said.

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