Saudi Arabia says 47 executed on terror charges

January 2, 2016 09:28

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia executed 47 people on Saturday for terrorism, including the prominent Shi'ite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimrits, Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Most of those executed were involved in a series of attacks carried out by al-Qaida from 2003-06, it said. Shi'ite Iran has warned that executing Nimr "would cost Saudi Arabia dearly".

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