Jan 22 2013 By Cheryl Mullin
PRINCE Harry has confirmed he killed Taliban insurgents during his latest tour of Afghanistan.
The Prince was talking after finishing his 20-week tour of Afghanistan.
As a gunner in Apache attack helicopters, the royal flew on scores of missions with his fingers on the triggers of deadly rockets, missiles and a 30mm cannon.
Asked if her had killed during his second tour, the 28-year-old confirmed he had taken enemy fighters "out of the game" saying; "The squadron's been out here. Everyone's fired a certain amount."
Harry left the war-torn country on board a regular personnel aircraft on Monday night, and joined other UK-bound troops for post-deployment "decompression" at an undisclosed location.
Soldiers have a 24-hour stopover on their way home – usually in Cyprus – to wind down and sink their first beer after many months on active service.
Harry, who is known as Captain Wales in the Army, was sent on all manner of missions over Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan, from supporting allied troops fighting the Taliban at close quarters to accompanying British Chinook and US Black Hawk helicopters on daring casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) missions.
His work as a JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller) during his first tour of duty in 2007-08 saw him call in air strikes on enemy positions, which he watched unfold on a monitor nicknamed "Kill TV".