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Prince Harry to stay in Afghanistan
Sep 17, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Britain's Prince Harry will remain in Afghanistan despite an attack on the base he is staying in this weekend.
Two US marines were killed in the fighting at Camp Bastion in the war-torn country, and despite many claiming the 28-year-old prince - who is known as Captain Wales while in the army - was the target, his deployment will continue as planned.
A Ministry of Defence spokesperson said: 'The threat to all our service personnel is continually assessed and all measures taken to mitigate it.
'The deployment of Captain Wales has been long planned and the threat to him and others around him thoroughly assessed.'
Harry was reportedly rushed to a safe room following the incursion, in which 19 militants broke into the base, which can accommodate up to 28,000 people.
When it was announced he would be heading to Afghanistan earlier this month, commander of the Joint Aviation Group, Royal Navy Captain Jock Gordon, claimed Harry would be doing as any other soldier would be.
He said: 'He will be in a difficult and demanding job. And I ask that he be left to get on with his duties and allowed to focus on delivering support to the coalition troops on the ground.'
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