Two Kurdish youth affiliated with Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) committed suicide by blowing themselves up on the 18th anniversary of Turkey's capture of the PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan.
The mayor of Makhmour district, north-east of Mosul, told BasNews that an explosion took place last night near a refugee camp in Makhmour where the PKK affiliates are living.
Jamal Murtka, the commander of Peshmerga forces in Makhmour, told BasNews a boy named Lashkir from the camp exploded himself in a PKK base near Qarachogh mount last night and a girl named Beritan also blew herself up earlier today in the same location.
The commander described the action as inappropriate, adding that no one should be urged to commit suicide.
The PKK-affiliated youth have apparently exploded themselves in protest to Ocalan's detention by Turkey, expressing their utmost sacrifice to the Kurdish jailed leader.
Ocalan is serving a life sentence in the prison on Imrali island in northwestern Turkey after his capture in 1999.
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