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Saudi Arabia says 47 executed on terror charges, including Shi’ite cleric

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 Qaeda from 2003-06, it said. Shi`ite Iran has warned that executing Nimr “would cost Saudi Arabia dearly”.

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