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Prince Harry's Safety Scare: Royal Was Rushed to Safe House During Afghanistan Attack

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This seems just a little too close for comfort.

It's been revealed in the latest issue of GQ that Prince Harry was rushed to a "secure location" following an attack by the Taliban during his days in Afghanistan last year.

The young royal was whisked away for protection during the Camp Bastion raid in September 2012 when 15 heavily armed Taliban soldiers invaded the British base.

Harry was staying at the base when the fighters, who were dressed in U.S. Army uniforms, opened fire and wreaked havoc on eight aircrafts —totaling around $200 million in damage.

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The new details surrounding the terrifying ordeal detail how the 28-year-old was immediately removed from the compromised base during the gruesome attack.

At the time, the Taliban actually claimed that they had targeted the third-in-line heir to the British throne for assassination.

A U.S. military spokesman confirmed to the Daily Mail at the time that the royal was not in harm's way when the perimeter of the base was swarmed with members of the Islamic extremist group armed with grenades and assault rifles.

"Prince Harry was in no danger," the military rep said. "He wasn't close to the attack."

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"We are aware of an incident that has taken place at Camp Bastion, which is currently being dealt with," a spokesman for Britain's Ministry of Defense told the Mail.

A BBC documentary, Prince Harry: Frontline Afghanistan, was released shortly after he returned to the U.K. following his four-month stint of service.

In it, he addressed his deployment and how it felt to be a royal in uniform.

"It's very easy to forget who I am when I'm in the army," he admitted in the opening of the one-hour special. "I am one of the guys. I don't get treated any different."

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