The Moroccan government, seeing the wall to wall coverage in Norwegian and Danish press of what happened to two young tourists found murdered in the Moroccan mountains and probably fearing an impact on its tourism sector, has come out with a statement blaming ‘terrorist organizations’ for their deaths.
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According to the Moroccan prosecutor's office, the two Scandinavian tourists who were found dead in the Atlas Mountains were most likely victims of a terrorist attack as they believe the four men who are suspected of being involved in the murders have ties with a terrorist group. One of the suspects was arrested on Tuesday in Marrakech. The other three are still being searched.
The bodies of the 24-year-old Louisa Vesterager Jespersen from Denmark and 28-year-old Maren Ueland from Norway were found on Monday at ten kilometers from Imlil, a small village in the High Atlas mountain ranger, at the foot of the 4.167 meter high Toubkal mountain.
Before heading out on their hiking trip, the Scandinavian young women had stayed for one night at the Faouzi Hotel in Marrakesh. A hotel employee who wanted to remain anonymous, said: “They spent only one night here. There were five girls together in the beginning. All tourists. The next morning, three of them went off surfing. The other two, Maren and Louisa, went into town at noon, leaving their luggage here.”
“They came back at five in the afternoon to collect their luggage. They went and changed into outdoors clothes for the mountains. They were laughing between themselves. They were in a normal, happy mood. They were young, beautiful, cool and funny. They came here to have a good time.”
According to the Moroccan authorities, the bodies of the two girls had "traces of violence by knives" on their necks. According to a source close to the investigation, the throat of the Danish woman would have been cut and the Norwegian would have been beheaded. The perpetrators would have stayed in the same area as the women and might have stalked them earlier in the day before they surprised and killed the women in their sleep.
The Danish government admitted they would be sending police officers to Morocco to help in the investigation. Norway is thought to consider a similar move given the outrage on social media and in their press.
After paying tribute to her murdered daughter Mrs. Ueland, told Norwegian broadcaster NRK: “Her priority was safety. The girls had taken all precautionary measures before embarking on this trip.”
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