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The Week (US) - - News 9 -

Amer­i­can mayor killed: A Utah mayor serv­ing in Afghanistan with the Army Na­tional Guard was killed this week in an ap­par­ent in­sider at­tack. Brent Tay­lor, 39, was train­ing Afghan com­man­dos when an Afghan sol­dier opened fire, fa­tally wound­ing the Army ma­jor and in­jur­ing an­other ser­vice mem­ber. The at­tacker was shot and killed by Afghan troops. Elected mayor of the Salt Lake City sub­urb of North Og­den in 2013 and re­elected in 2017, Tay­lor, be­fore his last tour, had been de­ployed to Iraq twice and Afghanistan once. In his fi­nal Face­book post, the father of seven de­scribed how it was “beau­ti­ful to see” 4 mil­lion Afghans vote in the coun­try’s leg­isla­tive elec­tions last month. “Many Amer­i­cans, NATO al­lies, and Afghan troops,” he wrote, “have died to make mo­ments like this pos­si­ble.”

Maj. Tay­lor

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