News Story of The Day www.facebook.com/NSOTD Prince Harry was at Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan at the time of an attack by the Taliban in which two US marines were killed. A Taliban spokesman told the BBC the attack on the base in Helmand was in revenge for a film mocking Islam. US officials said small arms, rockets and mortars were used to attack the perimeter of the British base, home to troops from several countries. Nato told Reuters news agency that the prince "was never in any danger". Prince Harry, who is marking his 28th birthday, is in Afghanistan for four months on his second tour of duty. Camp Bastion has a high level of security and is one of the world's busiest airports because of the large number aircraft taking off and landing. The huge sprawling base includes personnel from the Denmark, Estonia and Afghanistan, as well as the UK and US. The attack on Friday night targeted the US side of the camp. There are no reports of any British fatalities. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi told the BBC that the target was US and UK soldiers and involved 10 insurgents. Nato says a "clearance" operation is under way and it is unclear whether the fighting is over, says the BBC's Jonathan Beale in Kabul. Describing the attack as "significant", an MoD spokesman said it was "launched by a number of insurgents on the eastern side of the runway and there has been some damage to equipment which is still being assessed". "After swift action by ISAF forces, including UK <b>...</b>
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