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Harry kills Taliban commander

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London, Dec. 23 (PTI): Prince Harry has killed a Taliban leader, his first “kill”, British media reported today.

The second in line to the throne, who is a co-pilot gunner, was called in to provide air support to troops tracking a commander-level Taliban chief and hit the target with a 100-pound Hellfire missile fired from an Apache helicopter.

This is the first time the prince has been involved in a fatal airstrike against a Taliban commander, The Sun reported.

According to the Daily Mail, the attack happened in late October, shortly after Harry returned to Afghanistan for his second deployment.

A defence insider said: “We were on patrol and the Apache helicopters were called in. We heard this posh voice come over the radio and knew it was Big H. They were tracking a Taliban leader — he was commander-level.”

Captain Harry Wales — as he is known in the army — is a member of the Apache unit, which has the highest “kill rate” in the war.

 
 
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