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Moroccan authorities have made five new arrests linked to the murder a week ago of two Scandinavian women in the High Atla mountains, the country’s counter-terror chief said Monday.
The arrests were made in several cities in the kingdom, bringing number of people detained over the double-murder to 1, said Abdelhak Khiam, head of Morocco’s central office for judicial investigation.

“The two victims were stabbed, had their throats slit and were then beheaded,” he told AFP.

The four main suspects in what the authorities describe as a terrorist act were arrested between Monday and Thursday last week in the tourist hub city of Marrakesh.

Danish student Louisa Vesterager Jespersl Noen, 24, and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland were found dead at an isolated hiking spot south of Marrakesh on December 17. Read more by clicking here: The Local No