Norwegian police confirmed Friday that the recently-surfaced video of a female Scandinavian student being beheaded is likely authentic.
The bodies of 28-year-old Maren Ueland from Norway and 24-year-old Louisa Vesterager Jespersen were recovered and flown to Casablanca on Friday, according to Deustche Welle. The two were reportedly killed in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains earlier this week, and video has since emerged online that appears to show one of them screaming as her head is severed with a knife. (RELATED: Professor Hired Mercenaries To Rescue College Student From ISIS)
At least one of the alleged perpetrators reportedly has ties to ISIS, reports The Daily Beast.
“There is no concrete evidence indicating the video is not real,” Norway’s National Criminal Investigation Service said.
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Thirteen arrests have been made in what is believed to be an act of terror.
Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen called the killings “politically motivated and thus an act of terror.”