Taliban forces bombed the airbase where Britain’s Prince Harry is stationed, killing two U.S. Marines but leaving Prince Charles’ spare heir to the throne unharmed somewhere on the base.
NATO spokesman Martyn Crighton told Reuters the prince was never in any danger, but the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) will investigate if Harry’s presence at the base lured in the Taliban.
The Taliban attack involved rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and small-arms fire. The insurgents got into Camp Bastion, where the ginger prince — known by not-so-secret code-name Capt. Harry Wales — arrived this week.
The Afghan Taliban earlier this week said they they wanted to kill or kidnap Prince Harry, in what they dubbed “Harry Operations,” so it’s little surprise they attacked the base — even if the ISAF isn’t admitting Harry was the lure.
Earlier this week, the Afghan Taliban said they were doing everything in their power to either kill or kidnap Queen Elizabeth’s grandson in what they dubbed their “Harry Operations.
The military isn’t saying how many Americans are wounded, and the numbers can always change. The attack took place between 9 p.m. and midnight Afghanistan time.