Taliban leaders are speaking out in response to Prince Harry’s return from war in Afghanistan and his assertion, during media interviews, that he killed Taliban members.
In particular, a Taliban spokesperson takes offence to the prince’s interview about manning the weapons in an Apache attack helicopter. Prince Harry compares it to playing a video game on PlayStation or Xbox.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid tells AFP: “This is a serious war, a historic war, resistance for us, for our people. But we don’t take his comments very seriously, as we have all seen and heard that many foreign soldiers, occupiers who come to Afghanistan, develop some kind of mental problems on their way out.”
The Taliban spokesman also said that they wanted to kill the prince while he was on duty, but he was mostly kept inside where it was safe.