Utah National Guard Member Killed in Afghanistan in ‘Insider Attack’

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He and his wife Jennie have seven children.

The assailant was a member of the Afghan security forces who was immediately killed by other Afghan forces, the statement said.

Another soldier was wounded in the same attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. It ended with an Afghan commando dead, although Rahimi declined to comment on whether this commando was a suspect in the killing.

"We are devastated by the loss of our mayor and friend, Brent Taylor", according to a statement on the North Ogden City Facebook page. "He was willing to put you up on his shoulders, so you could see his vision". "Mayor Brent Taylor was the only person I personally knew who was able to share his deployment on social media".

The Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives also paid tribute to Taylor.

Residents said he was attentive to their needs and taking their calls. He thanked the veterans of North Ogden who were gathered there.

An online GoFundMe campaign for the Taylor family had generated more than $160,000 in donations as of Sunday afternoon and the number continued to climb.

The 39-year-old Taylor was on a one-year leave of absence from his job as mayor of North Ogden for his deployment to Afghanistan.

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"Right now there is a need for my experience and skills to serve in our nation's long-lasting war in Afghanistan", he said.

He said Taylor and others were taking part in some sort of foot patrol when Saturday's incident occurred. Mileski replaced Taylor on the Utah Transit Authority Board of Trustees, another post Taylor had held, when he deployed to Afghanistan. "I consider him one of the greatest examples and what a mentor is and of what leadership should be".

Taylor, who joined the service in 2003, had insurance, Burton said, and will also receive the aid of a "casualty assistance officer".

The site went on to describe the "profound influence" Taylor had on the community, a city of more than 17,000 people about 45 miles north of Salt Lake City.

'"United we stand, divided we fall". He previously deployed to Afghanistan as a combat advisor to the Afghan Border Police.

The attack was the latest in a series of "green-on-blue" incidents in which members of the Afghan forces have killed USA or coalition advisers this year, and it followed the death of a Czech soldier in the western province of Herat last month.

Another such attack in early September claimed the life of Command Sgt. Maj.

The NATO-led mission in Afghanistan said in a statement on Saturday that a USA armed forces member was killed but did not identify him.