Danish Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Norwegian Maren Ueland were random victims as they were slain in Morocco.
this is the message from the moroccan police at a press conference that was broadcast on national television in the african country.
the Victims were randomly selected. According to investigators, they were not out to kill the Norwegian or Danish tourists specifically, but they were there to kill the tourists, says the spokesperson of the police Boubker Sabik at the press conference.
In all, four men were arrested and suspected of the killing of the 24-year-old dane and the 28-year-old Norwegian.
the Murders described by police as a terrorist attack, as the men swearing allegiance to the Islamic State.
At the press conference, it was also apparent that one of the men have previously been arrested and served two years in prison for terrorism-related crimes.
- He was arrested in 2013 for recruiting extremists. He was sentenced to two years in prison and was released in 2015.
Three of the men were apprehended in a bus on the way to the tourist town of Agadir.
- But thanks be to god and the law they were arrested without resisting. Now we are quite sure that the subject was terror, says police spokesman.
at the same time, he rejects that the men had been given direct orders from the Islamic State to carry out the attack against the young women.
- They were lone wolves, which decided to carry out the attacks.
Crime fiction is the Brother of suspected killer: If it is him, he deserves to die