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Prince Harry

Taliban Launch Fatal

Attack Near Prince's Base

9/15/2012 5:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Taliban insurgents -- the group that vowed to kill or kidnap Prince Harry  -- attacked a British air base yesterday and killed soldiers ... just a stone's throw from where the royal is stationed in southern Afghanistan.

Taliban insurgents ambushed the British base with heavy weaponry -- mortars ... rockets ... grenades ... and firearms. Two U.S. marines stationed at the base were killed and others injured.

The base is adjacent to Camp Bastion, where Prince Harry is stationed on a four-month combat deployment. No word on where the Prince was when the attack occurred.

A Taliban spokesman said the attacks were motivated by Prince Harry's presence there, saying, "We attacked that base because Prince Harry was also on it and so they can know our anger. Thousands more suicide attackers are ready to give up their lives for the sake of the Prophet."

Britain's defense ministry says they have no plans to cut Harry's deployment short.

As TMZ previously reported, the Taliban has made it clear -- Prince Harry is a target ... and they're pulling out all the stops to get him.

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1.

Rico Suavy    

I heard he dropped his pants & mooned them

587 days ago
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terryford    

BBC claim Harry was a mile away..but..two brave American Marines died. The fact they could get this close to a major base..in the desert makes me wonder..if everybody was stoned like Vietnam when a war makes no sense...toke

587 days ago
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terryford    

These Tail a ban dudes thought Kate was in there topless!!!

587 days ago
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verlinda    

Wow..why is it countries like the US and England give the world information on military strategies.

587 days ago
5.

the real diva    

it;s dumb they would even let it be known he is there. they should keep the entire mission a secret. so not to let afghanistans know what is going on.

587 days ago
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ToxxicKissez    

I think it's a big risk for Harry to be out there. He is putting everyone around him in danger just by being there. Two men died. Two men don't get to go home to their families now. I think they should just get Harry out of there.

587 days ago
7.

Bubbles The Chimp    

TMZ caused this attack. The Taliban were tired of seeing the same naked pics and story told over and over on this stupid site.

587 days ago
8.

ceeldee    

Maybe you should STOP telling the world where he is based??????

587 days ago
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Kabala    

I think he is Charles' son - he looks like him there.

587 days ago
10.

Truth    

HARRY'S REAL FATHER IS JAMES HEWITT. THEY ALMOST LOOK IDENTICAL. NO WONDER THEY SENT HIM TO AFGHANISTAN. #27_CLUB #TRUTH!!

586 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

I know you people at TMZ don't invest in copywriters or proofreaders, but perhaps you can send at least one member of your staff to a workshop to learn how to Photoshop. Some of the pictures you put out here are as embarrassing as your stories.

586 days ago
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sidithers    

I wonder who Allah really is ...Hmmm.. could it be SATAN

586 days ago
13.

Michael    

It's pretty obvious the Palace wanted to paint a target on Harry's back. I'm surprised they didn't give out his daily schedule and the coordinates for places he frequents while on the base.

Maybe even some way to identify the actual helicopter he's flying too!

586 days ago
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mandy    

Way to go .. OPSEC MUCH?.. If media outlets such as tmz and others everywhere hadnt said a word about where ,and I mean exactly where the Prince was, he might of had a better chance, that's why we have opsec.. look it up.

586 days ago
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tired of hearing about them    

It should never have been mentioned that Prince Harry was going over there. They have put his life and the lives of others in greater danger. He is doing what he was trained to do. The fact that he is over there shows he gets no preferential treatment just because he is a royal.

586 days ago
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