USA mayor Taylor on leave from office killed in Afghanistan

USA mayor Taylor on leave from office killed in Afghanistan

USA mayor Taylor on leave from office killed in Afghanistan

USA officials added that the incident is under investigation.

It said initial reports indicate other Afghan Forces killed the attacker.

"We are devastated by the loss of our Mayor and friend, Brent Taylor", the city said on its Facebook page. "A news conference will be held tomorrow morning". Gen. Jefferson S. Burton, the adjutant general of the Utah National Guard. "Brent was the only person I personally knew who was able to share his deployment on social media", Speaker Greg Hughes wrote on Facebook.

Defense Secretary James Mattis said in September that training and vetting of Afghan forces was being stepped up to minimize insider attacks and some training and advisory operations have been scaled back while security is assessed.

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.

Taylor, 39, took an unprecedented one-year leave of absence from his post as mayor for his deployment to Afghanistan in January.

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.

Residents of North Ogden, a community of about 18,000 people, north of Salt Lake City, remembered Taylor as a leader and mayor willing to listen.

"I hate this. I'm struggling for words", Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox posted Saturday. It ended with an Afghan commando dead, although Rahimi declined to comment on whether this commando was a suspect in the killing.

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

Taylor is survived by his wife, Jennie, and seven children, according to the Tribune.

The statement said initial reports indicate the attacker was a member of the Afghan security forces and that the assailant was immediately killed by other Afghan forces.

"Things are going great, and I absolutely love the dedicated USA and Afghan soldiers I serve with every day", Taylor wrote in an update about his deployment earlier this year. Previously, he served 12 years as an officer in the United States Army National Guard, including seven years on active duty, as well as two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

His most recent Facebook post was about the recent elections in Afghanistan. "We feel blessed to have had him as our mayor".

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