Prince says he has killed insurgents

Tue, Jan 22, 2013, 00:00

Britain's Prince Harry says he killed Afghan insurgents during sorties against the Taliban while on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, where he was a gunner in Apache attack helicopters.

Queen Elizabeth's 28-year-old grandson, third in line to the British throne, will return home later this week after a 20-week posting with Nato forces at the Camp Bastion military base in the southern province of Helmand.

Asked if he had killed insurgents, he said: "Yes, we fire when we have to, take a life to save a life, but essentially we're more of a deterrent than anything else." - (Reuters)