- (Reuters/Eddie Keogh)
Prince Harry has been dubbed a "jackal" by an Afghan insurgent warlord on Wednesday.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar continued to describe the British royal as a shameless drunk who was out to kill innocent Afghans during an interview with The Daily Telegraph.
"It seems that some British authorities still dream about the times of the 18th and 19th century and they want their ambassador to be treated like a viceroy and their prince to go out in uniform to hint for human beings and play the Satanic role that they used to play in the past," said the insurgent in translated comments, according to Reuters.
In addition to accusing the U.K. of hanging on to past ideas surrounding royalty, Hekmatyar said that Britain was entering an "unjustified, useless but cruel conflict" Afghanistan in order to please its ally, the U.S.
"The British prince comes to Afghanistan to kill innocent Afghans while he is drunk," added the former prime minister. "He wants to hunt down Mujahideen with his helicopter rockets without any shame."
Furthermore, Hekmatyar proposed his own analogy between Prince Harry, Afghans, and animals.
"But he does not understand this simple fact that the hunting of Afghan lions and eagles is not that easy. Jackals cannot hunt lions," said the insurgent.
Following Hekmatyar's remarks, Britain's Ministry of Defense sprang to defend their prince.
"It is nonsense to suggest that any British pilot would be drunk in charge of their aircraft," a ministry spokesman told Reuters.
Hekmatyar, who is listed by the U.S. State Department as a "terrorist" for supporting attacks by Islamist Taliban and al Qaeda insurgents, recorded the interview in an undisclosed location, The Telegraph said.
The insurgent left Afghanistan in the mid-1990s and his whereabouts have been uncertain since, according to Reuters.
Meanwhile, 28-year-old Prince Harry serves NATO as an attack helicopter pilot. As Prince William's younger brother, Harry has been targeted by the Taliban, who said they would do all they could to kill or kidnap him, and he was present but unharmed when Taliban insurgents attacked a military base in Helmand in September. The attack killed two U.S. Marines.
Britain plans to withdraw nearly all its 9,000 soldiers from Afghanistan when the NATO mission is completed in late 2014.