Two Marines Die In Prince Harry Base Attack
Militants armed with rockets have attacked a major Allied military base in Afghanistan where Prince Harry is stationed, leaving two US Marines dead and a number of others hurt.
The perimeter of Camp Bastion was breached as it was hit by small arms fire and there was major damage to buildings, an aircraft hangar and several military jets.
A US official confirmed two marines had died and several troops were injured.
This facility is often subject to indirect fire, but officials in Afghanistan say the damage that resulted was far more severe than normal. The attack was launched in the US area of the base.
A spokesman at ISAF's Joint Command said the assault was over but details including the number of attackers and whether they managed to penetrate the base were not immediately clear.
Officials in Afghanistan said it was too early to know if the attack was motivated by the anti-Muslim YouTube film which has sparked violent protests in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.comments powered by Disqus