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Nine new arrests in Morocco over murder of Scandinavian hikers

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Morocco has arrested nine new suspects over the murder of two Scandinavian tourists in the High Atlas mountains.

Two female tourists from Norway and Denmark were found dead last Monday in the Atlas Mountains in central Morocco, with both having neck wounds caused by knives, the country’s interior ministry said.

According to a statement from the Interior Ministry, the women from Denmark and Norway were discovered on Monday with “evidence of violence on their necks” inflicted by a “cold weapon.”

A picture taken on December 20, 2018, shows Moroccan police officers waiting outside a morgue in the capital Marrakesh, ahead of the transportation of the bodies of the two murdered Scandinavian hikers to the airport. (AFP)
A picture taken on December 20, 2018, shows Moroccan police officers waiting outside a morgue in the capital Marrakesh, ahead of the transportation of the bodies of the two murdered Scandinavian hikers to the airport. (AFP)

A video surfaced online on Thursday of the killers of two foreign tourists in Morocco pledging allegiance to ISIS.

The video was shared by social accounts close to the terrorist group.