Al-Qaida threatens to kill Prince Harry
UNDATED (WHDH) -- Al-Qaida has threatened to kill Prince Harry. The group claimed to have Afghan spies.
The Palace had similar fears in 2008, and pulled Harry back, but Prince Harry received a new death threat this morning, from al-Qaida.
Just 3 days after the palace revealed Prince Harry had been deployed to Afghanistan, the terrorist group said they plan to target the prince.
NBC News reported that the Taliban is referring to Harry as a "precious bird" that they will try to kidnap or kill. Harry is on the front line of the NATO-led war against the Taliban insurgency.
According to NBC - a Taliban spokesman said the organization will track Harry through spies that have infiltrated afghan security. As you know, such infiltrators have taken the lives of many American soldiers there - over the past few months, leading to the suspension of the entire Afghan police force.
NBC also reported that the Taliban plans to fire rocket propelled weapons - at apache helicopters.
That is the aircraft harry is trained to fly.
Harry is on a 4-month deployment to Afghanistan.
He last served there in 2008 but was suddenly recalled by the palace after his presence there was revealed by British media.
There was concern that Harry and his military comrades could become specific targets and that has apparently happened.
It should be interesting to see what response - the palace has to this latest threat.
Harry is 3rd in line to the British throne - after his father and older brother.
He turns 28 on Saturday.