Pakistan on Monday claimed that Uri attack was a blatant attempt by India to deflect attention from the "fast deteriorating humanitarian and human rights situation" in Kashmir after the death of militant commander Burhan Wani.
"It (Uri attack) is a blatant attempt on India's part to deflect attention from the fast deteriorating humanitarian and human rights situation in the Indian occupied Kashmir since the death of Burhan Wani," advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan.
He said that Pakistan has noted with "serious concern the recent spate of vitriolic and unsubstantiated statements emanating from Indian civil and military leadership in the aftermath of yesterday's attack on Indian forces."
He said that situation in Kashmir was not of Pakistan's making, but a result of long history of "atrocities" that has resulted into over 80 deaths.
"This should awaken international conscience," said Aziz.
18 soldiers were killed and over two dozen injured after militants stormed an army camp in Uri area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district yesterday morning.