The lives of two U.S. Marines were taken on Saturday when a lethal attack by the Taliban targeted an Afghan base just a mile away from where Prince Harry is stationed.
Just a few days ago, it was revealed that the Taliban had threatened to kidnap and/or assassinate the prince during his stay in Afghanistan.
The two soldiers were killed in Camp Leatherneck, which is located just a mile away from Harry's location, the British base, Camp Bastion, in the southern Helmand province.
Taliban spokesman Qari Youssef Ahmadi took credit for the attack, saying:
"We attacked that base because Prince Harry was also on it and so they can know our anger. Thousands more suicide attackers are ready to give up their lives for the sake of the Prophet."
This is just so unbelievably sad and horrific. Our hearts go out to the families of the fallen soldiers.
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