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The Taliban Want to Kill and Kidnap Prince Harry In Afghanistan

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Sep. 10 2012, Published 2:27 p.m. ET

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What a tumultuous few weeks its been for Prince Harry.

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Four days after the young royal arrived in the Helmand province of Afghanistan to carry out a 4-month long term as a co-pilot gunner in the region, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Reuters the flame-haired party boy was top on their list of people to "eliminate."

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The prince is of reportedly "high value" to the terrorist organization because he's an Apache helicopter pilot who targets insurgents.

"We are using all our strength to get rid of him, either by killing or kidnapping," he said by telephone. "We have informed our commanders in Helmand to do whatever they can to eliminate him."

The goal even has a name — Harry operations — which no doubt has the British government nervous, but the ministry of defence said the threat is "less severe" in a helicopter.

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The wild Windsor is safe for now, however, as he's still completing training courses in first aid, shooting and improvised explosive device awareness before he throws himself to the enemy in a week.

Last month a few grainy snapshots of a naked Prince Harry playing strip billiards in Las Vegas surfaced, which are increasingly insignificant in comparison to his troubles this month.

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