Service Member Slain In Afghanistan Identified As Mayor Of U.S

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

KABUL, Afghanistan-American military officials say a member of the Utah National Guard has been killed in an apparent "insider attack" in the capital of Afghanistan.

Brent Taylor, a married father of seven children who was deployed to Afghanistan in January, was a former mayor of North Ogden, a city of about 17,000 people located about 46 miles north of Salt Lake City.

Taylor was a longtime member of the Utah National Guard, and in January, he was deployed to Afghanistan. This war has once again cost us the best blood of a generation. We must rally around his sweet family'.

Taylor became the city's mayor in 2013. Gen. Jefferson S. Burton, the adjutant general of the Utah National Guard. "I will be assigned to serve on an advisory team training the staff of an Afghan commando battalion". The wounded service member, whose injuries were not described, remains there receiving medical treatment, and is in stable condition, officials said.

A statement from a spokeswoman for the NATO-led Operation Resolute Support says the attacker was a member of the Afghan security forces and that initial reports indicate the assailant was immediately killed by other Afghan forces.

This is being seen as the latest so-called "green-on-blue" attack, in which members of the Afghan forces have killed U.S. or coalition soldiers.

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"He is a heavy loss for us and he will be missed", said Burton, at a news conference held Sunday.

Taylor served two tours in Iraq and was on his second tour in Afghanistan. "And right now there is a need for my experience and skills to serve in our nation's long-lasting war in Afghanistan".

"What we do for our country is very risky business, but it's important to remember why we do it", Burton said.

Taylor on Saturday evening, via Twitter posts. "I consider him one of the greatest examples and what a mentor is and of what leadership should be".

'And that whether the Republicans or the Democrats win, that we all remember that we have far more as Americans that unites us than divides us. Taylor is seen here with his family in a July 4 parade in 2014. "'United we stand, divided we fall.' God Bless America". "Brent was the only person I personally knew who was able to share his deployment on social media", Speaker Greg Hughes wrote on Facebook. On Oct. 18, an insider attack in Kandahar led to the death of two top Afghan security officials and also wounded Brigadier General Jeffrey Smiley, the top USA general in southern Afghanistan.

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