Prince Harry (L) is shown the Apache flight-line by a member of his squadron at Camp Bastion on September 7, 2012 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Prince Harry has been redeployed to the region to pilot attack helicopters. (Photo by John Stillwell/Getty Images)
Washington, DC (written by Melanie Eversley/USA Today) -- The Taliban says that Prince Harry, deployed to Afghanistan last week, is a "high-value target," Sky News is reporting.
"Whoever is fighting in our country alongside with (the) U.S. is our enemy and we will attack him," the news organization quoted Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid as saying. "Prince Harry came to Afghanistan and he is a high-value target for us. We will try to arrest him."
Sky News also quotes Mujahid as saying, "The Taliban will make their best efforts to arrest or kill Prince Harry."
Harry, 27, an Army captain, arrived in Afghanistan on Friday, Sky News reports. He is scheduled to complete training courses in first aid, shooting and improvised explosive device awareness, along with other training related to his role as an Apache helicopter pilot, the news organization reports.
The Taliban is dismissing the prince's deployment as a publicity stunt intended to offset the negative attention generated with the recent circulation via the Internet of nude photos of Harry frolicking in Las Vegas, The Telegraph is reporting.
Harry's tour will last four months, the Telegraph reports.