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Utah mayor killed while deployed in Afghanistan

The mayor of a small city in Utah was identified as the US service member killed Saturday in the Afghan capital of Kabul in what the US-backed coalition called an apparent insider attack.

Reports indicated the attacker was a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces and that the attacker was immediately killed by other Afghan forces, the NATO-led Resolute Support coalition said.


Taylor temporarily stepped down as mayor to deploy to Afghanistan with the Utah Army National Guard


It comes a little more than two weeks after US Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley, who oversees the NATO military advisory mission in southern Afghanistan, was wounded in an insider attack in Kandahar province. The commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, US Army Gen. Scott Miller, was also present but escaped uninjured.