Prince Harry compares war to PlayStation; Taliban says he has 'mental problems'

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 07:57 hrs

New York: The Taliban believes Prince Harry has developed "mental problems" during his four-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.

The Taliban bashed the prince, who is third in line for the British throne, over his recent comparison of shooting Taliban militants with PlayStation games, reports New York Daily News.

The 28-year-old Army captain, in an interview filmed last month, said he had taken insurgents "out of the game" during his second tour in Afghanistan.

Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid said that to describe the war in Afghanistan as a game demeans anyone, especially a prince. He added that the outfit does not take Harry's comments very seriously, as they have seen and heard that many foreign soldiers who come to Afghanistan develop some kind of mental problems on their way out.

Harry said he was happy to have been "pushed forward to the front seat," of the Apache attack helicopter, occupying the spot reserved for the gunner. He said it was a joy for him because he loves playing PlayStation and Xbox, and believes he is doing something quite useful with his thumbs.

Harry was also under scrutiny at home for implying his agile thumbs were a benefit to the military.

Harry completed his tour of duty this week, military officials said.

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