Representative Image
Representative Image

Afghanistan: Utah mayor killed in 'insider' attack

ANI | Updated: Nov 04, 2018 11:08 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Nov 4 (ANI): The mayor of Utah, Brent Taylor, was killed on Saturday in Kabul in what the United States-backed coalition called an "insider attack."
The attacker was a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces and was immediately killed by other Afghan forces, the NATO-led Resolute Support coalition said, according to CNN.
A Facebook post by North Ogden City Councilman Phillip Swanson confirmed the death of Taylor, who was elected to the city council of North Ogden, about 45 miles north of Salt Lake City, in 2009 and became mayor in 2013.
"We are devastated by the loss of our Mayor and friend, Brent Taylor. Brent had a profound influence on this community. He was the best of men with the ability to see potential and possibility in everything around him," the post read.
Another servicemember, who has not been identified, was also wounded in the attack. (ANI)

iocl