According to estimates by the Moroccan security authorities have become the two dead in Morocco, found in the Scandinavians, probably the victim of a terrorist attack. Four of the fact, suspected men with Links to a terrorist group, Morocco’s public Prosecutor’s office.

The two students from Norway and Denmark had been found on Monday at the foot of the Hiking a popular mountain Toubkal. Of 4167 metres high, mount Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa and is located about 70 kilometers South of Marrakech. The bodies had neck injuries.

One of the Suspects was arrested on Tuesday in Marrakech, he belongs to according to the prosecution of an extremist group. The other three were still being sought.

The two women at the age of 24 and 28 years, studied at the University of South-East Norway. The University was shocked and put the flags at half-mast. As the University announced that had left the two women at the weekend to Morocco. There they would remain thus for a month.

The mother of the Norwegian, said in the broadcasting company NRK, that safety was the top priority for their daughter. They have taken “all the precautions before they left.”

The Foreign office is warning for Morocco tours off the paved road. Tours in remote areas should only be undertaken in a group and with the Moroccan leaders.


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