Two US Marines were killed and other Americans were wounded on Friday during a Taliban attack on a base in southern Afghanistan where Britain's Prince Harry is stationed. The prince was unhurt. The coalition base comprises the British Camp Bastion and the American Camp Leatherneck, and accommodates more than 21,000 people.
Camp Leatherneck was built to cope with the extra US troops. British troops are providing security for the main runway on the American camp.