Apparent insider attack in Afghanistan kills U.S. service member, wounds another

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A GoFundMe page to support his wife, Jennie, and their children has already raised more than $130,000.

He and his wife Jennie have seven children. "President Trump has ordered an increase in troops, and part of the new strategy focuses on expanding the capabilities of the Afghan commando units".

The circumstances around Taylor's death are being investigated.

The NATO-led mission in Afghanistan said in a statement on Saturday that a us armed forces member was killed but did not identify him.

The Utah National Guard has not officially named Taylor as the service member who was killed, but a spokeswoman confirmed it will make the announcement on Sunday.

The Afghan government now controls or influences 55.5% of the country's districts, marking the lowest level recorded since the special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction began tracking district control in November 2015, the report said. Gen. Jefferson S. Burton.

"Believe me, they're hurt by this as well", said Burton.

Taylor's death was mourned by Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox, who wrote that the Afghan war "has once again cost us the best blood of a generation". We must rally around his family.

Taylor in January when he was being deployed told local media that he was assigned to serve on an advisory team training the staff of an Afghan commando battalion. The image above was posted last week.

Ogden posted a message on Facebook days before his death about voting, freedom and unity. "Ultimately, he was a bridge builder and a person who made friends and just loved people". As well as being able to position infiltrators within regular Afghan units, the terror group has expanded its presence in recent months and now controls or influences just over half of the country's 407 districts, according to U.S. military estimates.

'As the US gets ready to vote in our own election next week, I hope everyone back home exercises their precious right to vote.

A week ago, Taylor urged Americans to vote in Tuesday's congressional elections, saying he hoped "whether the Republicans or the Democrats win, that we all remember that we have far more as Americans that unites us than divides us".

The attacker was reportedly posing as a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, which US officials have hoped can take over battling terror groups in the region in the coming years.

In another insider attack last month, an assassination that killed the head of the police in Kandahar province and the local intelligence chief, a United States general was shot.