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Two young women from, respectively, Denmark and Norway were Monday found killed in the Atlas mountains in Morocco.
the Women were backpackers and according to the Norwegian media both in the 20's. They were found dead in a popular hiking area not far from the village of Imlil.
Imlil often serves as the starting point for excursions to the mountain Toubkal, north africa's highest mountain.
Local sources tell to the Norwegian newspaper VG that the women arrived to the village on Sunday.
According to the moroccan media had bodies wounds from the knife wounds, and police have opened a criminal investigation under the supervision of the public prosecutor.
the ministry of Interior in Morocco have indicated that women bore signs of violence on the neck caused by a sharp tool.
What it essentially means is, is yet not been disclosed.
- the Entire Imlil is in shock. It is a tragedy for the whole city, says the local guide Mustapha to VG.
He believes that the area is normally very safe to use in apart from that currently, there is much snow and cold.
never before has something like it here, " says Mustapha to the Norwegian newspaper.
The two victims shared the supposedly tent, and their bodies were found at the tent on Monday morning. It remains to be seen, when they were killed.
VG writes that the investigation is going on, but nobody should be arrested in the case. A large number of police and security officials arrived to the area.
the Ministry of foreign affairs in Denmark reported Monday that police have informed the relatives of a Danish woman.
this morning underlines the Ministry of foreign affairs, that it has not yet been an official confirmation of the death from the moroccan authorities.
- Moroccan myndighedskilder informs unofficially that a Danish and a Norwegian citizen to be killed in the Atlas mountains south of Marrakesh, the sounds, the message from the duty officer at the Ministry of foreign affairs.
- The Danish and the Norwegian embassy in the country working to get an official confirmation, but the work is hampered, as there is talk about a hard to access mountain area, says the officer in charge of the Extra Blade.