USA armed forces member killed in Afghanistan insider attack

Erika Holt
November 4, 2018

Taylor was a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah in worldwide relations after receiving a Bachelor of Arts at Brigham Young in political science and a Master of Public Administration from the Unifersity of Utah.

US officials added that the incident is under investigation.

"Another month has flown by since my last update", Taylor wrote about his deployment in April, reported Fox 13. Gen. Jefferson S. Burton, the state National Guard adjutant general, plan to hold a press conference at noon on Sunday to discuss the details of the incident.

The latest in a rash of deadly reported insider attacks in Afghanistan has claimed the life of one USA service member and left another wounded.

The attacker was reportedly posing as a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, which USA officials have hoped can take over battling terror groups in the region in the coming years.

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Reports indicated the attacker was a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces and that the attacker was immediately killed by other Afghan forces, the NATO-led Resolute Support coalition said. Taylor, an officer in the National Guard, previously served two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan.

North Ogden is a city of 17,000 people north of Salt Lake City.

Brent Taylor, had taken leave from his position to serve with the Utah National Guard in Afghanistan and had been part of an advisory team training staff in an Afghan commando battalion in Kabul. Utah weeps for them today. "Seeing that, not through the news media, but through his own experiences, really personalized it for so many of us in this now eternal war that we're continuing to fight".

His most recent Facebook post was about the recent elections in Afghanistan.

"As the U.S. gets ready to vote in our own election next week, I hope everyone back home exercises their precious right to vote", Taylor wrote. "We feel blessed to have had him as our mayor".

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