According to the police sources, one of them is confirmed to be a Pakistani, identification of second awaited.
He also made it clear that the Pulwama attack was carried out by the JeM, which is based in Pakistan, with active support of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Pakistan Army. Both countries claim the Himalayan territory in full and have fought two wars in connection to the dispute. Kashmiris have been fighting for an independent Kashmir, or a merger with Pakistan, since 1989. The Indian newspaper The Hindu reported that at least 100 Kashmiri students were forced to flee to Kashmir from other parts of India.
"We send our deepest condolences to the CPRF and their families, the people of India and the Indian government following the bad #KashmirTerrorAttack".
Some on Indian social media have been offering their homes to those being targeted in response, using hashtags like #SafeHaven. The CRPF personnel were killed when a JeM terrorist rammed an explosive-laden auto into a vehicle carrying them in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama. Significant numbers of young men have joined the insurgency in recent years and the funerals of well-known militants draw huge crowds who want to pay respects to "martyrs".
"We are at a unsafe moment, and authorities must do everything they can to uphold the rule of law", said Aakar Patel, head of Amnesty India.
"Authorities must make sure that this situation does not deteriorate further", AI representatives stated, adding "Ordinary Kashmiris across India who are only seeking to improve their lives should not be singled out for violence simply because of where they come from". It has revoked Pakistan's Most Favoured Nation trading status and raised customs duties to 200%.
It follows action from the Indian television production company IMG Reliance to pull out of its deal to produce TV coverage of the Pakistan Super League, which started last week, while Indian owned website Cricbuzz removed all references to the PSL from its site.
Khan reiterated that Pakistan had nothing to do with the bomb attack and said it was ready to take action against anyone found to be behind it.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan denied in a televised address that his country had anything to do with the bombing.
Lieutenant-General Dhillon did not provide any proof for his accusation and said he could not be more specific about the investigation into the blast and the suspected role of the Pakistan military intelligence agency, except to note its close links with the JeM.
"We were tracking the top JeM cadres ever since February 14".