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Taliban in Afghanistan threatens to kill Prince Harry

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The Afghan Taliban say they are doing everything in their power to try to kidnap or kill Britain’s Prince Harry, who arrived in Afghanistan last week to fly attack helicopters.

A Taliban spokesman said Monday that the terror group would use “all our strength” to kidnap or kill the U.K’s Prince Harry, who has just begun serving a four-month tour of duty as a chopper pilot in Afghanistan.

“We will do our best to kill Prince Harry and Britain’s other troops based in Helmand,” the spokesman, who gave his name as Zabihullah Mujahid, told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location.

“It is not important for us to kidnap him. We will target him and we will kill him,” he added.

Britain says Harry’s squadron “will provide surveillance, deterrence and, when required, close combat attack capabilities as well as escort duties for other aircraft”.

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he was not worried about the Taliban threat against Prince Harry.

“That’s not a matter of concern,” Rasmussen told a news conference in Brussels. “I mean, we do everything we can to protect all our troops deployed to Afghanistan whatever might be their personal background.”

Britain’s Ministry of Defence declined to comment on Mujahid’s statement. British authorities have given few details of Prince Harry’s stint in Afghanistan for security reasons.

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