At least two US Marines were killed in the strike on the base in Helmand province, which houses American and British troops among others.
Major Adam Wojack, a spokesman for International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, confirmed British forces had been involved in repelling the attack, alongside American troops.
He said 18 attackers were killed and another one was wounded and being given medical treatment.
A number of aircraft, hangars and other buildings at the base were hit and badly damaged by insurgent fire.
A Taliban spokesman said the attack was in revenge for an amateur film that mocked Islam, and because Prince Harry was known to be at the base.
The fighting broke out after protests swept the Middle East over an amateur film that mocked Islam. Western embassies in Libya, Egypt and Sudan were among those that were raided and looted.....snip~
British troops help fight off Taliban attack on Afghan military base housing Prince Harry - Telegraph
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