The North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor has been killed in an insider attack carried out by an individual in Afghan forces uniform in Kabul on Saturday, it has been reported.
The Salt Lake Tribune and some other U.S. media outlets, quoting informed sources, reported that the U.S. military service member, who was killed in an apparent insider attack in Kabul, was the mayor of Utah City.
The 39-year-old Taylor was deployed to Afghanistan in the month of January this year with the Utah National Guard.
“One U.S. service member was killed and another was wounded in an apparent insider attack in Kabul, Nov. 3,” the Resolute Support Mission said in a statement.
The statement further added that “Initial reports indicate the attacker was a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. Initial reports also indicate the attacker was immediately killed by other Afghan Forces.”
“The two U.S. service members were medically evacuated to Bagram Airfield. The wounded service member is undergoing medical treatment and is in stable condition,” the statement added.