Backpackers 'beheaded' in Morocco mountains were ‘executed by terrorists,’ security sources say

The attack on the two Scandinavian backpackers in Morocco could have had a terrorism motive, according to reports.

Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, were brutally murdered while camping in the Atlas mountains.

Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Norway, was also killed along with her friend. One had been decapitated, wile the other had a serious throat wound.

Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Norway, was also killed along with her friend. One had been decapitated, wile the other had a serious throat wound. (Facebook)

A day after arresting the first suspects authorities believe the horrifying attack bears some of the hallmarks of terrorism.

The killers filmed the vile slaying and a video of the incident is circulating on Moroccan social media sparking outrage in the country, Morocco World News reports.

This photo provided by Moroccan News website, Marrakechalaan.com, and dated Monday, Dec. 18, 2018, shows security personnel at the scene where the bodies of two Scandinavian women tourists were found dead, near Imlil in the High Atlas mountains, Morocco.

This photo provided by Moroccan News website, Marrakechalaan.com, and dated Monday, Dec. 18, 2018, shows security personnel at the scene where the bodies of two Scandinavian women tourists were found dead, near Imlil in the High Atlas mountains, Morocco. (Marrakechalaan.com via AP)

No terror group has yet claimed the responsibility for the killing.

It’s thought the three suspects from nearby Marrakech may have stalked the pair before attacking them while they slept on Monday.

Maren Ueland, 28, from Denmark, was attacked while sleeping in her tent Monday, police believe.

Maren Ueland, 28, from Denmark, was attacked while sleeping in her tent Monday, police believe. (Facebook)

The women were found in and outside the tent. One had been decapitated, while the other had a serious throat wound.

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