USA service member killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

USA service member killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

Initial reports suggest the assailant in Kabul was a member of the Afghan armed forces and he was "immediately killed" by fellow soldiers, it says. And they offered heavy praise to Taylor for his service, both in the military and in civic matters.

Taylor is seen here with his family in a July 4 parade in 2014. The injured individual was medically evacuated to Bagram Airfield, where they are in stable condition and receiving medical treatment. "I love Mayor Taylor, his awesome wife Jennie and his 7 sweet kids".

Taylor's trip to Afghanistan was the fourth such deployment for the father of seven and was due to last one year.

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

"While I am far from flawless in any of these respects, I have given my life to serve all three of these loyalties whenever and however I can".

When Taylor left Utah for Afghanistan, North Ogden schoolchildren lined the streets and cheered for him as he waved from a motorcade. "His service will always be remembered". His remains are scheduled to arrive at Dover Air Force Base in DE on Monday evening.

Additional information will be released as appropriate, officials said.

He's not sure if there "was radicalization" involved in motivating the culprit who killed Taylor, ostensibly working in alliance with the USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces operating in Afghanistan.

Despite the danger of the area, he thinks Taylor felt "he was among friends with the people that he was working with", adding to the anguish over the turn of events.


"Initial reports indicate the attacker was a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces".

'I wish them all the comfort and courage to face the hard days ahead'.

Taylor, who has served with the Utah National Guard since 2013, was most recently deployed in January.

Taylor previously served two tours of duty in Iraq as a convoy security commander and then as an adviser to the Iraqi intelligence agency, according to a city council biography.

They didn't speak, but Swanson said later that he and Call attended to represent North Ogden.

Taylor's death was mourned by Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox, who wrote that the Afghan war "has once again cost us the best blood of a generation".

The city of North Ogden is planning a memorial for Taylor, but details of the event have not been released yet.

In a statement Saturday, the Utah National Guard announced the death of one of its soldiers.

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