Mayor of Utah city killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan

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

Just last month, an insider attack where Gen. Scott Miller, the top us commander in Afghanistan, was present, killed a key Afghan general and wounded an American one-star general.

North Ogden city mayor Major Brent Taylor was deployed to Afghanistan with the Utah National Guard at the beginning of this year. Taylor served on the North Ogden City Council starting in 2009, and became mayor in 2013, according to his biography on the city website. Swanson described Taylor as a "one of a kind" person.

Maj. Brent R. Taylor, 39, from Provo, Utah, in an undated photo provided by the U.S. Army National Guard.

"Yet he wanted to go back because he thought he could do good in Afghanistan", the governor said at a press conference to formally announce Taylor's death. My prayers and love are with Jennie and his 7 young children. The wounded service member is undergoing medical treatment and is in stable condition.

Over the past 10 months, Taylor posted periodic updates of his Afghanistan service to Facebook, often sounding and looking optimistic.

"In the coming days", Sen.

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

"Major Brent Taylor was a patriot whose personal life resonated with excellence", said Herbert. Gen. Jefferson S. Burton of the Utah National Guard plan to speak with reporters at noon Sunday local time at the state Guard's headquarters, FOX 13 reported.

Herbert in a statement says Taylor gave "the ultimate sacrifice" and was a "brave and selfless soldier". "We must rally around his family", he added.

Taylor had left his position in North Ogden, a city of around 17,000 people about 45 miles (70 km) north of Salt Lake City, earlier this year to serve in Afghanistan. "Service is really what leadership is all about". 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. Taylor was the eighth American killed in action in the country this year.

Gen. Jeffrey Smiley, who oversees the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military advisory mission in southern Afghanistan, was wounded in an insider attack in Kandahar province.

RS said in a statement that initial reports indicate the attacker was a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.

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

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