Police arrest three suspects in killing of Danish, Norwegian women
SEE ALSO :Dead tourist identified in MalindiThe evidence discovered so far pointed to a terrorist motive, it said. Preliminary investigations of a video shared on social media purporting to show the killing of one of the tourists had found that it was shot in a different place from where the bodies were found, a police source told Reuters. "The video and preliminary investigation according to the Moroccan authorities indicate that the killings may be related to the terrorist organisation Islamic State," the Danish intelligence service said in a statement. "This is a case of an unusually bestial killing of two totally innocent young women," it said. Before leaving, Jespersen, from Denmark, had posted on Facebook about her upcoming trip. "Dear friends, I'm going to Morocco in December. Any of you guys who's around by then or any mountain friends who knows something about Mount Toubkal?" Compared to other countries in North Africa, Morocco has been largely insulated from militant attacks. The most recent took place in April 2011, when around 17 people were killed in a bombing of a restaurant in Marrakech. "This is a brutal and meaningless attack on innocent people, which we react to with disgust and condemnation," said Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in a statement. Morocco's Central Bureau for Judicial Investigations, established in 2015, says it has so far broken up 57 militant cells, including eight in 2018.