Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq: Talibanistan: 1ADDARIOPAK080231

Munsaf Khan, 38, second in command of the Pakistani Taliban group named the {quote}Prevention of Vice and Preservation of Virtue{quote}  which commands nearly 20% of the Tribal area greets fellow Taliban at his compound in Bar Kambar Khel, in the Pakistani tribal area near the border of Afghanistan, July 4, 2008. Khan, 38, who is on crutches, was injured in a car bomb attack about one year ago presumably by rival Taliban fighters.  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.
Pakistani Tribal area

Munsaf Khan, 38, second in command of the Pakistani Taliban group named the "Prevention of Vice and Preservation of Virtue" which commands nearly 20% of the Tribal area greets fellow Taliban at his compound in Bar Kambar Khel, in the Pakistani tribal area near the border of Afghanistan, July 4, 2008. Khan, 38, who is on crutches, was injured in a car bomb attack about one year ago presumably by rival Taliban fighters. 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.