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    In this photo provided by Moroccan news channel 2M and taken on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, a security team is seen at the area where the bodies of two Scandinavian women tourists were found dead, near Imlil in the High Atlas mountains, Morocco

    Morocco Police Make 9 New Arrests Over Scandinavian Tourists' Murder

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    The move comes after two female hikers - 28-year-old Maren Ueland from Norway and 24-year-old Louisa Vesterager Jespersen from Denmark were found dead in the Moroccan mountains with signs of an atrocious murder.

    Moroccan police have stated that nine more people had been arrested over the murder of the European hikers.

    The news comes after another four suspects were arrested over the course of the week in the city of Marrakesh.

    READ MORE: Morocco Arrests Three Suspects in Killing of Scandinavian Tourists

    Ueland and Jespersen were in the country on a backpacking trip. Sunday evening they set up their tent in the Atlas Mountains, on the way up to the tallest peak of the region — Toubkal peak. On Monday, however, both women were found brutally murdered.

    At the moment, no organisation has claimed responsibility for the gruesome incident.

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