BBC reported on Tuesday that the member of the British Royalty was "about two kilometres away with other Apache crew members during the assault," on Camp Bastion, which mainly houses UK troops serving in Afghanistan.
UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond told the British news network that Prince Harry was immediately moved into a safer location within the base "once we knew on Friday night that the perimeter at Bastion had been breached."
On his second tour in the war-torn country, Mr Hammond also clarified that the prince was being regarded "as an ordinary officer," though he admitted that the British officer, who currently serves as commander for an Apache helicopter crew, is a high-profile target.
"Clearly there are additional security arrangements in place that recognise that he could be a target himself specifically as a result of who he is," the British defence official was quoted by BBC as saying.
Despite the extra protection accorded to the prince while serving in NATO's Afghan Mission, Mr Hammond explained that Captain Wales, the name given to Harry by the British Army, was "no more or less exposed to risk than any other Apache pilot."
"He is an Apache pilot and he faces the same risks that Apache pilots face as they go about their daily business," the British official stressed.
The Taliban, upon learning that Prince Harry will be sent for a four-month mission in Afghanistan, warned last week that insurgents will be dispatched to either abduct or assassinate him.
The group claimed this week that the Friday incursion was meant to target the British monarch and to avenge the perceive insult on Islam brought by the film 'Innocence of Muslims', which was posted on YouTube.
Friday's attack set off a deadly weekend for NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) that resulted to the deaths of at least nine foreign troops, six of them from alleged insider attacks on Saturday and Sunday.
NATO officials have confirmed that two British soldiers shot to death by an Afghan policeman while returning from patrol while four U.S soldiers were killed in a checkpoint manned by members of Afghan security forces.
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