One US soldier killed, another wounded in Kabul insider attack

One US soldier killed, another wounded in Kabul insider attack

One US soldier killed, another wounded in Kabul insider attack

A US service member was killed in an "apparent insider attack" in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, the USA military in Kabul said Saturday.

Utah's lieutenant governor, Spencer Cox, wrote on Facebook: 'We lost a genuine hero and one of the best people in our state. "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". North Ogden is a town of about 19,000 people, a bedroom community 40 miles north of Salt Lake City.

Taylor was a member of an advisory team that was training members of the Afghan commado team on combat operations.

A statement from the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan said another us service member was wounded in the attack.

Taylor, 39, was killed in an apparent insider attack after a member of the Afghan security forces opened fire at a base in Kabul where foreign troops provide training to Afghan forces. Afghan security forces members immediately killed the attacker. Gen. Jefferson S. Burton, the adjutant general of the Utah National Guard.

'I am proud of the courageous Afghan and USA soldiers I serve with. Taylor also served two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He often posted updates on Facebook of the work he was doing with the Afghan soldiers, the newspaper reported.

Friends of the Taylor family confirmed his death, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. "The wounded service member is undergoing medical treatment and is in stable condition", the statement added.

In his last Facebook post, dated October 28, Taylor quoted Franklin D. Roosevelt - "In the truest sense, freedom can not be bestowed; it must be achieved" - and spoke with pride about witnessing Afghanistan's first parliamentary elections in eight years, despite threats of violence.

A week ago, Taylor urged Americans to vote in Tuesday's congressional elections, saying he hoped "whether the Republicans or the Democrats win, that we all remember that we have far more as Americans that unites us than divides us".

Taylor was a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah in global relations after receiving a Bachelor of Arts at Brigham Young in political science and a Master of Public Administration from the Unifersity of Utah. On Oct. 18, an insider attack in Kandahar led to the death of two top Afghan security officials and also wounded Brigadier General Jeffrey Smiley, the top us general in southern Afghanistan. "We feel blessed to have had him as our mayor".

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