Prince Harry could be in danger, according to a recent report published by Reuters. The presence of the prince in Afghanistan has motivated Taliban groups to plan an attack against the British Afghanistan Base.
The British Afghanistan base was attacked on Saturday and the Taliban took ownership for it. They explained that the presence of Prince Harry has given them more reasons to plan the attack. According to the explanation they released the next day, they wanted the world to understand that their anger is very big and they would do everything it takes to get what they want.
The Saturday attack may not be the only one that the Taliban have prepared against the British base. In fact, Taliban spokesman Qari Youssef Ahmadi told the press that many other suicide attackers are ready to give their lives up in order to protect the laws of the Prophet. Given this declaration, officials fear that Prince Harry could be in danger if he is not removed from Afghanistan as soon as possible.
The royal junior was lucky on Saturday as he was not wounded in the attacks. The troops who were present on the British base were not as lucky as him because two U.S. Marines were killed and many other soldiers were severely wounded.
Ahmadi further declared that the attack was meant to be a protest against the anti-Islam movie, “Innocence of Muslims” that was recently produced. They chose the British base because they were certain that Prince Harry’s presence would give a bigger significance to their attack. However, other Afghanistan bases have been targeted, as well, so future attacks can take place at any time.
Prince Harry is currently in Afghanistan to serve a four-month combat deployment as a gunner on an Apache helicopter. This is not the first time he is sent on the fields; in 2008, Prince William’s brother served in Afghanistan for 10 weeks. He was supposed to stay for a longer period of time, but was withdrawn for security reasons. The British royal family hasn’t declared yet whether Harry will return home after the attack or will continue serving in Afghanistan.