A spokesman for Rick Gates, the former Trump campaign official indicted in the Russia investigation, was killed over the weekend in Afghanistan during the bombing and siege of a hotel that catered to foreigners.
Glenn Selig, 49, was in Kabul on business related to his Florida public relations firm when he became one of at least 22 people killed during a 14-hour attack that began Saturday night and stretched into Sunday, a colleague said.
Taliban militants opposed to Afghanistan’s government have claimed responsibility for the assault.
“Unfortunately, we have received confirmation Glenn Selig was killed during the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel,” Selig Multimedia said in a statement Wednesday. “Glenn was a tireless professional, loyal friend and pillar of the community, but most importantly he was a loving husband and wonderful father. The loss for his family and friends cannot be measured nor conveyed strongly enough, but we thank everyone for the outpouring of support we have received.”
Selig, a former investigative reporter for the Fox affiliate in Tampa, served as a spokesman in recent months both for Gates and for Jack Burkman, a lobbyist who recently organized a fundraiser for Gates that drew the ire of the judge overseeing his case.
Blagojevich PR man killed in Afghan attack