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An estimated 500 Taliban fighters took over several villages in the Arghandab district of Kandahar province. Afghan and Coalition forces are organizing a counterattack. Twenty-seven Taliban fighters who escaped from a prison in Kandahar have been killed; 20 prisoners have been recaptured. Britain will deploy an additional 230 troops to Afghanistan.
President Karzai threatened to attack Baitullah Mehsud inside Pakistan. "When they cross the territory from Pakistan to come and kill Afghans and kill coalition troops, it exactly gives us the right to go back and do the same," Karzai said. Afghan and Coalition forces killed 15 Taliban in Kandahar while tracking down escaped prisoners. Coalition forces killed "several" Taliban in Helmand province during a search for a weapons smuggler.
Canadian soldiers are helping to round up the more than 1,000 prisoners sprung from a prison in Kandahar; 398 Taliban operatives were among those freed. Four US Marines were killed in an IED attack in Farah province.
The Taliban attacked Sarposa prison in Kandahar, freeing an estimated 400 Taliban prisoners. Coalition forces killed 17 Taliban fighters after an ambush by a 100-man Taliban force in Uruzgan province. Coalition forces killed "several" Taliban fighters and a women in Paktia province; a suicide bomber detonated during the raid. A Romanian soldier was killed in Zabul province. NATO is looking to replace the US Marine unit in southern Afghanistan.
The US military released footage of the June 10 clash with the Taliban on the Pakistani border. International donors pledged $20 billion in aid to Afghanistan; the US is contributing $10.2 billion. Two British soldiers were killed and one wounded in an attack in Helmand province.