Afghan warlord calls Prince Harry 'jackal' who hunts 'innocent Afghans'

Jan 03, 2013, 09:21 IST | Agencies

An Afghan warlord has branded Prince Harry a "jackal hunting lions".

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar — named as a global terrorist by the US — also claimed the helicopter pilot wants to “kill innocent Afghans while drunk”.

Harry has been risking his life flying Apache chopper missions in Helmand province over the festive period. Hekmatyar said: “The British Prince wants to hunt down mujahideen (fighters) with his helicopter rockets without any shame. But he does not understand the hunting of Afghan lions and eagles is not that easy. Jackals cannot hunt lions.”

Scathing attack: Hekmatyar (above), who is branded a terrorist by America, says Harry wants to “kill innocent Afghans while drunk. File Pic

The warlord also referred to the failed Taliban raid on the Royal’s Camp Bastion military base in September. He claimed: “The Prince saw that he was the one about to be hunted and was searching for a hole in which to hide himself.”

The warlords of Afghanistan have already put a £25,000 (Rs 22.15 lakh) price on Prince Harry’s head. And military experts fear the bounty for assassinating him may have increased dramatically.

It follows unofficial reports that co-pilot Harry, had killed his first Taliban commander as he flew a mission as part of an Apache gunship crew.

He and his comrades are said to have unleashed a Hellfire missile to eliminate the terror chief after tracking him in war-torn Helmand province.                         

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