UK: Prince Harry got extra security during attack

AP News
Posted: Sep 18, 2012 5:25 AM
UK: Prince Harry got extra security during attack

LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense secretary says Prince Harry got extra protection when the Taliban attacked his base in Afghanistan last Friday.

Philip Hammond says the prince, a helicopter pilot, was moved to a secure position once it was clear that the perimeter of Camp Bastion had been breached.

In an interview with the BBC Monday night, Hammond said: "He is serving there as an ordinary officer but clearly there are additional security arrangements in place that recognize that he could be a target himself specifically as a result of who he is."

Two U.S. Marines were killed and six planes were destroyed. The Taliban said the attack was staged to avenge a film that insulted Islam and because Harry is serving at the base.