USA service member killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

A NATO helicopter flies over the Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul

A NATO helicopter flies over the Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul

National media reported one service member was killed and another was wounded "in an insider attack" at the Kabul Military Training center, where a member of the Afghan security forces opened fire on them, officials told the Washington Post.

The Utah National Guard has not publicly confirmed or discussed the circumstances of Taylor's death, which was confirmed to CNN by a government official.

Taylor was a longtime member of the Utah National Guard, and in January, he was deployed to Afghanistan.

"I hate this. I'm struggling for words.This war has once again cost us the best blood of a generation. The entire Herbert family mourns with this soldier's family and we pray that their burdens may be lifted, and that the hearts of all Utahns will reach out to comfort them in their grief". Taylor served on the North Ogden City Council starting in 2009, and became mayor in 2013, according to his biography on the city website.

Major Brent Taylor of the Utah National Guard was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.

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.

The gunman was reportedly a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces - whom Taylor was deployed to train and advise.

"Initial reports also indicate the attacker was immediately killed by other Afghan Forces", read the statement.

Additional information is scheduled to be released later Sunday at a news conference with Herbert and Maj.

Taylor served two tours in Iraq and was on his second tour in Afghanistan. "We love them and hope they will feel the love and support of all of us in North Ogden".

Hundreds of residents of North Ogden lined the street to see him off as police escorted him and his family around North Ogden, a community of about 17,000.

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

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that Taylor died Saturday in an apparent "insider attack" in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

His last Facebook post, on October 28, highlighted a successful election in Afghanistan. "He is just one of the good guys, who had an incredibly bright future ahead of him". "His service will always be remembered", Hatch said.

"Brent Taylor was a dynamic individual", said Brent Chugg, who has served as North Ogden's temporary mayor during Taylor's deployment.

'"United we stand, divided we fall".

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