The two young Scandinavian tourists in the Moroccan Atlas mountains death are found, are likely to become the victim of a terrorist attack. That think the Moroccan authorities.
According to the public prosecutor’s office, four men suspected of involvement in the killings on the Norwegian and Danish women, ties with a terrorist group. One of the suspects was Tuesday arrested in Marrakech. He is a member of a terrorist group, according to the Moroccan authorities.
Thursday there are also the three others arrested. The men had knives that resemble machetes and also had multiple smartphones in your pocket.
The bodies of the two women, 24 and 28 years old, were on Monday found at ten kilometers from the tourist village of Imlil. The small village in the High Atlas, lies at the foot of the 4.167 meters high mountain, Toubkal and the starting point for travelers.
The Norwegian woman, the 28-year-old Maren Ueland, the Danish, the 24-year-old Louisa Vesterager Jespersen. The two women were part of a group of five friends who were backpacking through Morocco to the trips were. Three of them chose Monday to go surfing, but the two women had more sense in a walk.
The two victims were both students at a Norwegian university, where they are ” outdoor activities and cultural guides’ studied.
According to the Moroccan authorities had the two ‘traces of violence from knives to their neck. The Moroccan government spokesman, Mustapha El Khalfi, describes the killings as a ” criminal and terrorist acts’.
Video on social media
“We know the circumstances. But many point out that the murder a terrorist act, ” said Danish prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen. ‘And there is also a video on social media, ” says Rasmussen. He added that the responsibility has claimed.
According to the Danish intelligence services (PET) shows the extremely violent video, the murder of one of the two women. One of the murderers speaks repeatedly of the words ‘enemies of Allah’.
The Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg bold in Oslo by a ‘brutal and senseless attack which we condemn’. The police of her country also works closely with the Moroccan authorities.
Tourism is a cornerstone of the Moroccan economy. There are now extensive safety measures are taken. Walking / hiking in the mountains, were suspended.