North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor killed in Afghanistan

North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor killed in Afghanistan

North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor killed in Afghanistan

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.

Initial reports say a member of the Afghan security forces is responsible for the attack, NATO's Resolute Support mission said in a statement.

According to thehill.com Taylor was killed in an "insider attack" in Kabul, according to a statement from the Utah National Guard to Fox 13 Salt Lake City, while the terrorist responsible was immediately killed by Afghan forces.

US military officials say another service member whose name hasn't been released is being treated for wounds sustained in the attack.

This latest attack is now under investigation, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said, adding that additional information would be released as appropriate. Gen. Jefferson S. Burton, the adjutant general.

Herbert scheduled a Sunday news conference with Maj.

This year, at least three U.S. military personnel have been killed in "green-on-blue" attacks. I love Mayor Taylor, his wonderful wife Jennie and his seven sweet kids.

Taylor's death was confirmed by North Ogden City Councilman Phil Swanson, who spoke with FOX 13 Salt Lake City.


Saturday's attack was the fifth "insider attack" in the past four months against USA forces.

Taylor regularly posted on a Facebook page he had created for residents to communicate with him following his election previous year, residents said.

"Devastating news", Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox wrote in a statement. "His service will always be remembered".

US Defense Secretary James Mattis said in September that training and vetting of Afghan forces was being stepped up to minimise insider attacks and some training and advisory operations have been scaled back while security is assessed.

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

The Brigham Young University graduate returned to Afghanistan in January after serving two tours of duty during the Iraq War and one in Afghanistan.

"As the US gets ready to vote in our own election next week, I hope everyone back home exercises their precious right to vote", Taylor wrote. "We feel blessed to have had him as our mayor".

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