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Prince Harry moved to secure location
Sep 18, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Britain's Prince Harry was moved to a secure location under guard during a Taliban attack on his Afghanistan base.
Two US marines were killed in the fighting at Camp Bastion in the war-torn country and defense secretary Philip Hammond confirmed 'additional security arrangements' recognised that the prince 'could be a target'.
Mr. Hammond said: 'Once we knew on Friday night that the perimeter at Bastion had been breached he would have been moved to a secure position under effective guard.'
Though Harry is serving in Afghanistan as an 'ordinary officer' he is given extra protection because of his royal status.
Mr. Hammond added: 'He is serving there as an ordinary officer but clearly there are additional security arrangements in place that recognise that he could be a target himself specifically as a result of who he is.
'He is an Apache pilot and he faces the same risks that Apache pilots face as they go about their daily business.
'He's no more or less exposed to risk than any other Apache pilot.'
Harry - who is known in the military as Captain Wales - is in Afghanistan for four months on his second tour of duty.
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