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US officer killed in Afghanistan 'insider attack'

A US service member deployed to train Afghan forces was killed and another wounded in what the US military says is an "apparent insider attack" in eastern Afghanistan.
Nov 5, 2018
KABUL: A US service member deployed to train Afghan forces was killed and another wounded in what the US military says is an "apparent insider attack" in eastern Afghanistan.
 
Brent Taylor, also mayor of a town in the US state of Utah, died on November 3 in the “insider attack” in Kabul, the Tribune reported. Another US service member is being treated for wounds sustained in the attack, US military officials said.
 
Taylor was deployed to Afghanistan in January with the Utah National Guard for what was expected to be a 12-month tour of duty. Taylor had earlier served two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan.
 
“There is a need for my experience and skills to serve in our nation’s long-lasting war in Afghanistan,” he had said in January. “President Trump has ordered an increase in troops, and part of the new strategy focuses on expanding the capabilities of the Afghan commando units.”

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