BREAKING: TALIBAN ATTACK - 2 US Marines Killed, Prince Harry Unhurt, Others Wounded - Afghanistan
Two US marines have been killed and other Americans wounded during a Taliban attack on a base in southern Afghanistan where Prince Harry is stationed, US officials say. A spokesman for NATO-led forces in Afghanistan said Harry was on the base at the time of the attack but was unharmed. "Prince Harry was never in any danger," spokesman Martyn Crighton said, adding that the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) would investigate whether his presence on the base had motivated the attack. The attack involved rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and small-arms fire, with insurgents breaching the perimeter of Camp Bastion in volatile Helmand province, US officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Mr Crighton declined to offer that level of detail or give the nationalities of the victims. He also did not say precisely how many people were wounded in the attack. 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." A US official told Reuters that an initial report estimated five Americans were wounded but added that the extent of their injuries was unclear. The official said that this was only an initial report and that the number could change. Mr Crighton said the attack took place between 9pm and midnight on Friday (local time) and that NATO-led forces were still securing the area in and around Camp Bastion. The motivation for <b>...</b>
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