Mohammed Ismail Alvi alias Lamboo, the nephew of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar, was gunned down by security forces in J&K’s Awantipora. Ismail was suspected to be involved in the 2019 Pulwama attack.
In a major success, security forces on Saturday gunned down Mohammed Ismail alias Lamboo, the nephew of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar, in an encounter in South Kashmir’s Awantipora in Pulwama district.
Mohammed Ismail Alvi alias Adnan alias Lambu was an IED Expert and was suspected to be behind the Pulwama attack which had claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel in 2019. Ismail was killed along with another terrorist by the security forces.
“Mohd Ismail Alvi alias Lamboo alias Adnan was from family of Masood Azhar. He was involved in conspiracy and planning of Lethpora Pulwama attack and figured in chargesheet produced by NIA,” IGP Kashmir said in a tweet.
“One of the killed terrorists in Pulwama is Mohammed Ismail alias Idrees alias Lamboo. He is an IED expert, with his role in several terror attacks,” DG Dilbagh Singh told India Today.
Who was Mohd Ismail Alvi alias Lamboo?
Mohammed Ismail, also known as Abu Saifullah and ‘Fauji Bhai’, was currently the main JeM commander in Kashmir. Known by many names, Ismail was a resident of Kosar colony in Bahawalpur in Pakistan. An IED expert, his role was under scanner for attacks in Pulwama in 2020 and 2019.
According to the intelligence agencies, Mohammed Ismail had infiltrated into the Indian side in January 2017 and was carrying terrorist activities in Awantipora in Pulwama and Anantnag.
Mohammed Ismail tried to carry out terrorist activities in Tral, and especially National Highway areas. He worked in close association with local militant Sameer Ahmad Dar in Pulwama.
Mohammed Ismail had escaped the security agencies during an encounter at Zinpora (Doniwari) Chadoora in Budgam in March 2020. He also participated in Afghanistan war on the side of Taliban.
According to intelligence agencies, Mohammed Ismail was highly motivated by Pakistan to carry out fidayeen attack on establishments of police and security forces. He also allegedly motivated the local youth for stone-pelting and other unlawful activities to disturb peace in the area.
Mohammed Ismail tried to re-establish and strengthen JeM and utilised Awantipora, especially Kakpora and Pampore areas of Pulwama, as a hotbed for receiving new militant groups and transporting them to the other parts for carrying out terror attacks.
He also recruited local youth into the militant ranks, especially in JeM.