Mayor of Utah city killed in ‘insider attack’ in Afghanistan

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

North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor has died while serving in the Utah National Guard in Afghanistan, North Ogden officials say. Taylor resigned from the mayor's office before he went overseas, the Standard-Examiner of Ogden reported.

Taylor became mayor of North Ogden, a city of about 17,000 people 46 miles north of Salt Lake City, in 2013.

Swanson told Fox 13 that Taylor was a "one of a kind" man.

Friends and colleagues are confirming the death of North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor, who was deployed with the Utah National Guard in Afghanistan. "News of his death in Afghanistan is devastating". My prayers and love are with Jennie and his seven young children. "The wounded service member is undergoing medical treatment and is in stable condition", the statement added.

He said Taylor and others were taking part in some sort of foot patrol when Saturday's incident occurred.

"In the coming days", Sen. "We love them and hope they will feel the love and support of all of us in North Ogden".

At a news conference, a visibly emotional Governor Gary Herbert, (R), called it "a sad day for Utah". Taylor, an officer in the National Guard, previously served two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan.

"I am heartbroken at the news that we lost one of our own today in Afghanistan and feel completely humbled by the service and the ultimate sacrifice offered by this courageous and selfless soldier". We must rally around his sweet family'. "That's important to note because, believe me, they were hurt as well", Burton said.

"We are devastated by the loss of our Mayor and friend, Brent Taylor", the city said on its Facebook page. "Service is really what leadership is all about".

The attack took place Saturday at the expansive Kabul Military Training Center, located on the outskirts of the Afghan capital of Kabul.

Saturday's tragic death marks the eighth American KIA this year.

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

The Utah National Guard has not officially named Taylor as the service member who was killed, but a spokeswoman confirmed it will make the announcement on Sunday.

The statement, issued by officials with Operation Resolute Support - the main US and NATO-led training mission Afghanistan - declined to officially comment where the attack took place or what unit the attacker was attached to.

Both U.S. service members were evacuated from the scene to Bagram Airfield.

USA officials added that the incident is under investigation.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Shiites Vow To Continue Protest
Nov 05, 2018 - 05:28
He said 13 other protesters were killed during two other marches this week, one before and one after Monday's deadly march. The army deleted the post hours later without explanation after it had caused an uproar on social media.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Andre Russell to miss T20I series against India
Nov 05, 2018 - 04:37
Put into bat, the first 49 runs cost West Indies the top half of their batting order at the midway stage of their innings. The humidity is expected to be high and there will be a bit of dew as well throughout the match.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Democrats' Road to Controlling U.S. House Runs Through Pennsylvania
Nov 04, 2018 - 23:46
In an interview published on Friday, Mr Trump told the Washington Times: "I don't view it as the Willie Horton ad at all". Democrat immigration policies not only drain United States treasury, but they threaten communities, he alleged.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sarri: Drinkwater and Moses do not fit Chelsea system
Nov 04, 2018 - 23:29
So I think the rotation is good. "I think it's very hard to cover 30 points in six months, but we are trying". Questions will be asked over all three goals and both Tomkins and Sakho will be needing some answers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Georgia Secretary of State launches investigation after alleged failed hacking attempt
Nov 04, 2018 - 23:02
On Saturday, it was reported that racist robocalls bankrolled by white supremacists were targeting Abrams and Winfrey. If elected, Abrams will be the first African-American female governor in the United States.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Starbucks leans into Christmas and unveils four new holiday cups
Nov 03, 2018 - 05:21
If you can't make it on November 2, 2018 for the FREE reusable Red Cup, you can purchase them at Starbucks locations for $2.50. The return of the red cups is a big deal for Starbucks fans, heralding the start of the holiday season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Why Crude Oil Could Continue Moving Lower
Nov 03, 2018 - 05:14
Brent crude futures fell US$1.43, or 1.9 per cent, to settle at US$75.91 a barrel. President Donald Trump thinks "a great deal" with China is possible on trade.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Turkey starts large-scale military operation in Syria
Nov 03, 2018 - 04:54
On Wednesday, the SDF said the Turkish attacks had forced it to suspend its US-backed campaign against IS near the Iraqi border. The continuation of Turkish attacks, the group said, would further delay the offensive on the ISIS-held pocket of Hajin.

Barbra Streisand Takes the Wheel for Carpool Karaoke
Nov 03, 2018 - 04:45
It was here the singer explained the current political climate is the reasoning behind her new album " Walls ". It's a good way to go out". "I don't get nervous , nervous, but I don't enjoy it", she told Corden.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jamal Khashoggi Was Strangled And Dismembered: Turkish Prosecutor
Nov 03, 2018 - 04:13
Saudi officials shifted their story last week after evidence from Turkey revealed that the killing was in fact premeditated. She added: "I urge the Saudi authorities to reveal the whereabouts of his body without further delay or prevarication".

United States official denies report of possible China trade deal
Nov 03, 2018 - 03:54
Donald Trump said trade talks were "moving along nicely" and that meetings were "being scheduled" at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Father of the Taliban' killed in Pakistan
Nov 03, 2018 - 01:23
The prime minister has sought a report and directed that an investigation be carried out immediately to find those responsible. "On his return, he saw that Maulana Sami was lying in his bed in a pool of blood", Hamid said while talking to Geo News .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sheriff puts ‘no trick-or-treat’ signs in yards of sex offenders
Nov 03, 2018 - 00:01
Laura Ahearn, of Parents for Megan's Law, says there are 1,100 registered sex offenders in Suffolk County and 547 in Nassau. You can enter an address, provide a search radius and see a map showing all offenders in that search area.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Islamist radicals defy Imran, choke Pakistan over blasphemy acquittal
Nov 02, 2018 - 23:08
The three-judge panel upheld the blasphemy law itself, saying it was consistent with verses from Islam's holy book, the Qur'an. Large protests were also held in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar, bringing parts of those cities to a virtual standstill.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Daniel Bryan not going to Saudi Arabia, replaced by Joe
Oct 31, 2018 - 18:43
Last week, the wrestling organization said in their third quarter financial report that they would be proceeding on with the show. His WWE career is winding down as he has shifted to trying to gain a foothold in Hollywood and in TV.