Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Thursday said the militants, who attacked a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Srinagar's Benima area on Wednesday killing at least five jawans, appeared to be of Pakistani origin.
"There was terrorism attack in Srinagar yesterday. The fidayeen attack happened yesterday at 10.50 am," Shinde said while making a statement in the Lok Sabha amid ruckus by the opposition parties over the issue of suicide attack in Srinagar.
"The tube recovered was manufactured at a factory in Karachi. The terrorists appear to be from outside. Terrorists had diaries on them with telephone numbers that are suspected to be Pakistani," he said.
Shinde said weapons recovered from the militants were ´made in Karachi´.
Pakistan has slammed the Indian government for the accusations that the two terrorists responsible for the suicide attack were Pakistani men.
Banned Kashmir-based terrorist organisation Hizbul Mujahideen on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the suicide attack.