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Prince Harry ends Afghan tour, says he killed Taleban

Published on Jan 22, 2013 6:14 AM
 
Britain's Prince Harry races out from the VHR (very high ready-ness) tent with fellow crew, to scramble his Apache helicopter at Camp Bastion, southern Afghanistan in this photograph taken on Nov 3, 2012, and released on Jan 21, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Britain's Prince Harry said he killed Taleban fighters during his stint as a helicopter gunner in Afghanistan, in comments that can be reported after he completed his tour of duty on Monday.

Harry, third in line to the throne, spent a 20-week posting flying scores of missions over the restive southern Helmand Province in an Apache attack chopper.

The 28-year-old said Islamist insurgents were put "out of the game" and described life in Britain's sprawling Camp Bastion base, where he slept in a tent and a shipping container.

Asked by Britain's Press Association if he had killed from the cockpit, Harry said: "Yeah, so lots of people have.

 
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