Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq: Talibanistan: 1ADDARIOPAK080035

Pakistani Taliban commander, Namdar Afridi, 40, gives an interview while surrounded by his security detail at his compound in Bar Kambar Khel, in the Pakistani tribal area near the border of Afghanistan, July 4, 2008.  Until he was assassinated presumably by rival Taliban factions Afridi was the head of the group named the {quote}Prevention of Vice and Preservation of Virtue{quote}  which commands nearly 20% of the Tribal area. Since the start of the American-led war in Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban has gradually infiltrated the areas surrounding Peshowar, making the tribal areas inaccessible, and Peshowar more tense.
Tribal Area

Pakistani Taliban commander, Namdar Afridi, 40, gives an interview while surrounded by his security detail at his compound in Bar Kambar Khel, in the Pakistani tribal area near the border of Afghanistan, July 4, 2008. Until he was assassinated presumably by rival Taliban factions Afridi was the head of the group named the "Prevention of Vice and Preservation of Virtue" which commands nearly 20% of the Tribal area. Since the start of the American-led war in Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban has gradually infiltrated the areas surrounding Peshowar, making the tribal areas inaccessible, and Peshowar more tense.