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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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Tawny     

I am very disturbed by the royal family sending him away just for a good time in Vegas. They rather have him killed them him make the family look bad. It actually makes him seem more human and relatable. He should be allowed to let his hair down and have some fun without being sent to war for doing it. I lost respect for family for sending him away. If he is killed, His blood is on their hands. Pricess Diana would not agree with this. Risking her Baby Boy Harry life cause he had a wild weekend in Vegas

766 days ago
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TJ    

Why would they want to kill Harry? What do they have to gain by doing that??

765 days ago
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mikeSIG123    

why would you *******s report this , this is not entertainment this is endangering some ones life

765 days ago
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praincess kartumo ndoleh    

the taliban vows against PrincesHarry shall not stand no weapon formed against praince harry shall prosper.is distroved by the resurrection power of Jesus princes Harry is the more amazing companrison loving kind full of life, his love for all people he is the people prince

749 days ago
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