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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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31.

Phishie from Philly    

Up above says,
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"No word on where the Prince was when the attack occurred". How about Camp Bastion where he's stationed on a 4 month tour. If not there hen Vegas baby.
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The real Phishie from Philly

738 days ago
32.

christy    

Although Prince Harry has never asked for any special privileges while fighting for his country I truly feel for the safety of others he should be pulled out & sent back! If these ppl are so hell bent on killing him the other troops are in danger! Its not fair to the families of these soldiers!

738 days ago
33.

Kathy    

Why don't you just send them a map so they can find him easier. Geez!!!

738 days ago
34.

sidithers    

The devil worshippers killed 2 heros and missed the zero

738 days ago
35.

WatcherOne    

In the long run, the Taliban would be better off if they left Harry alone. Should they succeed in harming him, the backlash in England against the many Muslim immigrants will not be pretty...

738 days ago
36.

LCS27    

just drop a nuclear bomb over the Afeghanistan and let's finish this BS.

738 days ago
37.

Felicia    

if they kill prince harry (doubt they will) but if so.... It would most likely cause world war 3. Britain would go all out on there asses!

737 days ago
38.

She's baaaack    

I think it is commendable that both he and his brother are in service to their country. However, I can't imagine what the hell they were thinking when they announced he was going to Afghanastan. Not only did they make him a target they put an entire base in the crosshairs. What were they thinking?

737 days ago
39.

JT    

so cool of you guys to help confirm the near miss to the f'rs attacking that position. sweet! they are now a little more sure of the prince's whereabouts. rock on..#WTF?

737 days ago
40.

Lola    

I blame the media for publishing where and when Prince Harry was going. Enemy media might publish things detrimental to someone, but media pretending to be on your side should be cir***spect, show some value for human life. The media has gotten so out of hand, as evidenced by story after story, week after week. When you've gone far enough, the people will take you in hand and make you stop.

737 days ago
41.

WhyNot    

So Harry messed up in Las Vegas and embarrassed the Royal family. Do they intend to kill him off as penance? Why would they ever broadcast where he is and what he's doing? Bring him home before more allied soldiers are killed. It's only a matter of time. Charles didn't get shipped to a hot zone for adultery. Harry is single and he was having fun. His buddies let him down in Las Vegas. Don't kill him off and make him a hero to atone for his sins. Or his mother's. Or his father's. Just get him the h*ll out of Dodge. This is so wrong!

737 days ago
42.

midnacht    

This is what happens to you when you make the Grandmother Queen mad, you get deployed to Afghanistan. Now when does Kate Arrive???

737 days ago
43.

♥TMZ but ...    

he shouldn't be there he is making it unsafe for all of them and heaven help the poor sucker who happens to have reddish hair same height

737 days ago
44.

Kristoferian    

Not going to work, locked up tighter than a catholic schoolgirl's virginity

737 days ago
45.

Tawny     

When I heard he was going over there. I was not happy the royal family sent him away for partying in Vegas. Thats some bs. Now he is at risk of being killed. If his mom was alive she would not be happy the family is sending him to a war zone for doing what alot of people his age do. Enjoying his youth in Vegas. I love the royal family but looked at them differently when they are willing to lose a family member to war for "Making the royal family look bad"

737 days ago
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