United States armed forces member killed in Afghanistan insider attack

05 November, 2018, 05:32 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • A NATO helicopter flies over the Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul

The gunman was reportedly a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces - whom Taylor was deployed to train and advise. And they offered heavy praise to Taylor for his service, both in the military and in civic matters.

A GoFundMe for Taylor's family has been set up to assist the family during this time.

USA military officials say another military member whose name has not been made public was wounded during the attack.

The unexpected death of Taylor, who was months from finishing his tour and is survived by seven children and his wife Jennie, drew an outpouring of grief in Utah and on social media late Saturday.

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.

North Ogden City Councilman Phillip D. Swanson confirmed the news.

Additional information will be released as appropriate, officials said. His remains are scheduled to arrive at Dover Air Force Base in DE on Monday evening. The wounded service member is undergoing medical treatment and is in stable condition.

'The strong turnout, despite the attacks and challenges, was a success for the long-suffering people of Afghanistan and for the cause of human freedom, ' he wrote last week.


The Facebook posts, which showed photos of Taylor while deployed, were an example of the way in which he kept people connected, residents said.

He's not sure if there "was radicalization" involved in motivating the culprit who killed Taylor, ostensibly working in alliance with the US and North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces operating in Afghanistan. Afghan security forces members immediately killed the attacker.

'I wish them all the comfort and courage to face the hard days ahead'.

Similarly, Herbert will order that USA and Utah flags be lowered to half-staff for Taylor's funeral.

Taylor served as mayor and city administrator, as he felt he could save the city money by working two positions, said Johnson, who worked with Taylor on various community volunteering projects.

Calling Brent Taylor "a man of excellence", Utah National Guard Maj. Taylor was elected to the city council of North Ogden, about 45 miles north of Salt Lake City, in 2009 and became mayor in 2013, according to the city council website.

Ten Utah National Guard soldiers have now died since 2003 in service of military efforts in Iraq or Afghanistan, according to National Guard data.

Recommended:



Popular

Cricket Betting Tips, Match Prediction and Preview India v Windies 1st T20I
The Indian team management on Saturday named the 12-member team for the opening Twenty20 global at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

Prince Charles leaves Banjul for Accra today
On Thursday, Prince Charles called the regime change that ousted longtime dictator Yahya Jammeh an "important milestone". The royal tour will also see the prince and his wife visit Ghana and Nigeria.

Luke Walton Under Fire from Lakers GM Magic Johnson
We haven't had a lot of success against this franchise here in a long time or against this team period going a long way. When you're not making shots that means you've got to go to the other end and you've got to be really sharp.

Indonesian plane crash investigators make crucial discovery
The Lion Air aircraft which crashed into the Java Sea reportedly had technical problems prior to takeoff the day before. The data recorder was reportedly found in almost 100 feet of water about 1,600 feet from where the jet lost contact.

Enable makes Breeders' Cup history
It gave co-owners Winstar Farm and China Horse Farm another significant win six months after claiming the Derby with Justify. This one required more work before 42,249 on a brisk, overcast day on a track that was fast after two days of heavy rain.

President Trump sends thousands of troops to the Mexican border
And you look at what's happening in Guatemala along with El Salvador and Honduras. Then, clarifying his previous statement , Trump added: "I didn't say shoot".

When and where to watch IND vs WI 5th ODI?
Rohit also smashed an impressive 162 off 137 balls in the fourth ODI while the skipper has three tons from four games. The team that could have become the first to deny India a series at home have given a great account of themselves.

U.S. charges Malaysian financier, Goldman Sachs bankers over 1MDB
Since being ousted, Najib has been hit with a barrage of charges linked to the scandal. Vella and his co-head were replaced by another veteran Goldman banker.

India’s 597-Foot Statue of Unity Becomes the World’s Tallest Statue
Locals in the Narmada district of Gujarat state, where the statue is located, threatened to protest the statue's unveiling. Online booking to visit the Statue of Unity has opened with a 350 rupee admission fee for the 153m-high observation deck.

Trump claims he can defy Constitution and end birthright citizenship
The practice extends citizenship to children born in the United States , even if their parents are unauthorized immigrants. Revoking birthright citizenship would have immediate and far-reaching consequences, it said.