Since July, over 90 Kashmiris have been killed while thousands have been injured in the three month long public agitation that was triggered in the region after the killing of Burhan Wani on July 08. "That's all we're asking, that's all we're hoping, that's all we're expecting from leaders in India and Pakistan", said Kirby.
Pakistan went sabre-rattling with its Defence Minister, Khwaja Asif, saying that his country's "tactical devices (read nuclear) were not showpieces and would be used against India if its security was threatened". "What we what I would say is common threat, common challenge in the region, and we're going to continue to work with Pakistan, with Afghanistan, and the Secretary (of State) just came back from Brussels and the Afghanistan conference in Brussels".
"Three Pakistani terrorists were eliminated", he added.
Later on Thursday, the Indian army also said it had found the bodies of four suspected militants in Naugam, near the de facto border dividing India-controlled Kashmir with Pakistan-controlled Kashmir.
Syed and Shazra Mansab, another Pakistani envoy on Kashmir, are in the USA as part of Pakistan's efforts to get attention to their claim on Kashmir.
Tension between the two country's has escalated after Uri attack.
According to an NDTV report, a Pakistani police officer allegedly endorsed that India had conducted surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on September 29. "This quest by Indian establishment to create media hype by rebranding cross-border fire as surgical strike is fabrication of truth".
Foreign Office (FO) spokesman Nafees Zakaria said at the weekly briefing that Pakistan "strongly condemns the continued Indian brutalities in Kashmir in which Indian forces have martyred more than 110 civilians and over 15,000 are injured with many in critical condition". India's diplomatic war on Pakistan led to the cancellation of the SAARC summit that Islamabad was to host in November.
It also condemned the sponsorship of subversive and terrorist activities in Pakistan by the Indian government, adding that it is evident by the arrest of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jhadav from Balochistan and his confessional statement.