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LONDON -- Britain's Prince Harry is to be given special hostage training before he and his regiment head to southern Iraq in the coming months, The Sun newspaper said Monday.
The daily said the 22-year-old royal and members of his Blues and Royals regiment were being put through their paces, probably by elite Special Air Service troops, amid fears he could be kidnapped by extremists.
amid fears he could be kidnapped by extremists.
Al Qaeda Targets Prince
Al Qaeda terrorists have vowed to kidnap or kill Prince Harry when he fights in Iraq, it is reported.
One message said: "Prince Harry will be sent to Iraq to be killed by Muslims."
Another added: "May Allah give him what he deserves - like his fellow crusaders."
Army officials fear the Prince will be paraded on television if he is kidnapped.