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By Bang Showbiz

Prince Harry has been branded “insensitive” by the Stop the War Coalition (StWC).

The body criticised the prince - who is third in line to the British throne - for recent comments about his deployment to Afghanistan, where he admitted killing.

Lindsey German, convenor of the Stop the War Coalition, said: “In recent months many civilians have been killed by air strikes. This arrogant and insensitive attitude to killing Afghans, whoever they are, is hardly likely to win hearts and minds - a supposed aim of the war.

“Prince Harry returns to a life of idleness and luxury, unlike most soldiers who face unemployment, austerity and social problems.”

Upon returning to the UK from his 20-week post as an Apache helicopter pilot, Harry said as part of his 20-week deployment he had to “take a life to save a life. That's what we revolve around.”

The 28-year-old royal has also been criticised by a Taliban spokesperson after he compared his experience to a computer game.

The spokesperson, Zabiullah Mujahid, said: “I think he has a mental problem, that's why he is saying it is a game. These kind of people live like diplomats in Afghanistan, they can't risk themselves by standing against the mujahideen .”

Since returning home, Harry said he was looking forward to seeing his brother, Prince William and his brother's wife, the Duchess of Cambridge.

He told reporters: “I'm longing to see my brother and sister-in-law, as with any of the soldiers who've just come off the plane after four-and-half months away.

“I really am longing to catch up with people behind closed doors - you guys aren't invited.”

Harry also completed a tour of duty in Afganistan in 2007 to 2008. - Bang Showbiz

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