Video: Will insurgents target Prince Harry?

updated 4/28/2007 11:17:42 PM ET 2007-04-29T03:17:42

Shiite militants in Iraq have reportedly set up a get-Harry squad in case the British prince is deployed there with his army regiment.

The Guardian newspaper reported Saturday that a commander in the militia loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr says the group has informants inside British army bases to tip them off.

The newspaper reports the militants’ goal is to capture Harry, whose Blues and Royals regiment is due to be deployed in Iraq in the next few weeks.

The Guardian says the report hasn’t been substantiated and the British military dismisses the claim as propaganda.

Harry is 22. He’s a second lieutenant in the British army and has said he wants to lead his troops in combat. British military chiefs reportedly have been reconsidering his deployment out of concern his presence could endanger soldiers around him.

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