Tue, 22 Jan 2013 07:32:56 GMT | By PTI

Prince William Harry confirms he killed Taliban insurgents

The 28-year-old, known as Captain Wales in the Army, is returning to the UK after his second deployment to the war-torn country


Prince William Harry confirms he killed Taliban insurgents (© Reuters)

London: Having flown on deadly sorties during his five-month deployment, British Royal Prince Harry has confirmed that he killed Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, taking them "out of the game", much like other soldiers fighting with him.

The 28-year-old, known as Captain Wales in the Army, is returning to the UK after his second deployment to the war-torn country. As a gunner in Apache attack helicopters, Harry flew on scores of missions with his fingers on the triggers of deadly rockets, missiles and a 30 mm cannon.

"Yeah, so lots of people have," he replied when asked if he killed from the cockpit. "The squadron's been out here. Everyone's fired a certain amount," he said. Harry was involved with a number of missions in southern Afghanistan, from supporting allied troops to accompanying British Chinook and US Black Hawk helicopters on casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) missions.

His work as a JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller)during his first tour of duty in 2007-08 saw him call in air strikes on enemy positions, which he watched unfold on a monitor nicknamed "Kill TV" with him in the hot seat.

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