Authorities in Saudi Arabia have beheaded a Saudi man convicted of killing a fellow national after a dispute.
An Interior Ministry statement said Khaled Ahmad was executed Sunday in the northern town of Arar.
He was convicted of stabbing to death his compatriot Sultan al-Ruwaili in an argument. The statement did not explain the nature of the dispute.
The kingdom follows a strict interpretation of Islam under which people convicted of murder, drug trafficking, rape and armed robbery can be executed with a sword.
According to an Associated Press count, Sunday's execution is the fourth this year. In 2008, 102 people were beheaded. Another 137 were beheaded in 2007.
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