Just days after the British Ministry of Defence announced Prince Harry was in Afghanistan for a 4-month deployment, the Taliban is threatening to do all they can to "eliminate" him.
Zabihullah Mujahid tells Reuters, "We are using all our strength to get rid of him, either by killing or kidnapping. We have informed our commanders in Helmand to do whatever they can to eliminate him." Mujahid says the Taliban is referring to it as the "Harry operations".
Digital Journal reported last week that Prince Harry, known as Captain Wales, had arrived at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province as a co-pilot gunner on the Apache helicopter, used in missions against Taliban insurgents.
Harry had to cut his deployment to Afghanistan short in 2008, when a news blackout was broken and the military believed the information would jeopardize his security and that of other soldiers. But this time the Ministry of Defence issued a news release saying he had been deployed to Camp Bastion.
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he's not worried about the Taliban threat."That's not a matter of concern to me. We do everything we can to protect all our troops deployed to Afghanistan whatever might be their personal background."
There has been no comment from the British Ministry of Defence.