Prince Harry in Afghanistan: Taliban threaten to kill Prince Harry

Taliban Threaten To Kidnap Prince Harry

Taliban Threaten To Kidnap Prince Harry

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Sept. 10 2012 12:41 PM

Taliban in Afghanistan Threaten To Kidnap or Kill Prince Harry

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Britain's Prince Harry examines the interior of an Apache helicopter at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Photo by JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/GettyImages

From playing games of strip pool and cavorting with Olympic stars to receiving death threats. Such is the life of a Royal. The Afghan Taliban says that it’s doing everything in its power to kidnap or kill the U.K.’s Prince Harry, reports Reuters. Queen Elizabeth’s grandson arrived in Afghanistan last week to fly attack helicopters as part of a four-month tour.

"We are using all our strength to get rid of him, either by killing or kidnapping," Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, told Reuters. "We have informed our commanders in Helmand to do whatever they can to eliminate him" as part of what he called the “Harry operations.”

Daniel Politi has been contributing to Slate since 2004 and wrote the Today’s Papers column from 2006 to 2009. Follow him on Twitter.