Premature detonation syndrome strikes again.

KABUL/HERAT: Twelve Taliban fighters have been killed in various parts of the country, the Ministry of Interior said Monday .

The joint forces conducted operations in Kunar, Baghlan, Kandahar, Wardak, Logar and Ghazni provinces over the past 24 hours, killing 10 Taliban fighters, injuring one and arresting nine more, an interior ministry press release available with the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) stated.

The press release said two Taliban fighters were killed when an IED they were trying to plant went off prematurely in Grishk district.