Breaking News: Two Marines Die In Prince Harry Base Attack
Militants have attacked a major Allied military base in Afghanistan where Prince Harry is stationed, leaving two US Marines dead and several others hurt. US officials said the attack last night was by heavily-armed insurgents and involved a range of weaponry, including mortars, rockets and small arms fire. They confirmed two marines had died and several troops were injured. There are no indications of any British fatalities or injuries. Prince Harry was about two kilometres away with other crew members of the Apache attack helicopters, of which he is a co-pilot gunner, when the attack took place, sources said. He was unharmed. A Nato spokesman said the prince, who is third in line to the throne, was "never in any danger". The attack occurred near an airfield on the north-east side of the base, which houses American forces in Camp Leatherneck. A number of aircraft, hangars and other buildings at the base were hit and badly damaged. An Isaf spokesman said: "I can confirm there was an attack involving small arms fire. "The attack is long over and now UK and US forces are in the process of conducting an assessment to discover the extent of the damage and go through the camp to make sure everything is secure." Prince Harry Prince Harry arrived in Afghanistan last Friday Another Isaf spokesman, Major Martyn Crighton, described the attack as "complex", in that insurgents used AK47-type weapons as well as mortars or rockets. It is understood the militants managed to breach Camp <b>...</b>
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