A video appearing to show the murder of one of two tourists killed in Morocco is almost certainly real, Norwegian police have concluded.
The bodies of university students Maren Ueland and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen were found on Monday near a popular tourist spot in the Atlas mountains.
In the video, the killer is heard saying: “This is in revenge for our brothers in Hajin,” a reference to a town in eastern Syria lost by so-called Islamic State (IS) to US-backed forces this week.
After that video was circulated, a second low-quality video emerged showing four men in front of a flag claiming to be IS supporters.
Moroccan authorities have told Norwegian police that the four men in detention are the same men who appeared in the second video.
Prosecutors say the video was recorded last week, before the murders