U.S. service member killed in 'apparent insider attack' in Afghanistan

U.S. service member killed in 'apparent insider attack' in Afghanistan

U.S. service member killed in 'apparent insider attack' in Afghanistan

The mayor of a Utah city was killed during an attack in Afghanistan while he was serving with the state's National Guard, authorities said. "Ultimately, he was a bridge builder and a person who made friends and just loved people". "He was there to say, 'What can we do to help them help themselves?'"

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

Taylor was a longtime member of the Utah National Guard, and in January, he was deployed to Afghanistan. Taylor on Saturday evening, via Twitter posts.

Utah's lieutenant governor, Spencer Cox, wrote on Facebook: 'We lost a genuine hero and one of the best people in our state.

The other service member, who was wounded, is undergoing medical treatment and in stable condition, according to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation statement. Taylor, Burton said, was "rucked up, if you will, and moving out on foot when this occurred".

The Afghan government now controls or influences 55.5% of the country's districts, marking the lowest level recorded since the special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction began tracking district control in November 2015, the report said.

In a Facebook post in January, soon after his deployment, Taylor described what serving as a mayor and as a Guardsmen meant to him.

In September, he celebrated from afar his 15th anniversary with his wife, Jennie Taylor.

This comes as a Czech soldier was killed and two others were wounded in a similar incident in western Herat province of Afghanistan almost ten days ago.

His last Facebook post, on October 28, highlighted a successful election in Afghanistan. "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 regularly posted on a Facebook page he had created for residents to communicate with him following his election a year ago, residents said.

The motive for the shooting - the second insider attack at a base against foreign troops in less than two weeks - was not immediately clear. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Burton noted that Taylor was extremely driven and had completed work toward a Ph.D.

"He was with folks he was helping and training".

Additional information will be released as appropriate, officials said. Brent Taylor, who was killed in the attack. His remains are scheduled to arrive at Dover Air Force Base in DE on Monday evening.

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