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Saudi Arabia executes 37 in terrorism related crimes

Saudi Arabia executes 37 in terrorism related crimes

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Apr 24, 2019 - 12:52

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens in a mass execution across the country over what it said was terrorism-related crimes, according to a media report on Wednesday

The executions were carried out in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, the Eastern Province, Qassim and Asir, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The 37 had created terror cells to “corrupt and disrupt security, spread chaos and provoke sectarian strife, as well as damage peace and social security,” the ministry said.

The ministry added that they had planned to bomb security headquarters and kill security personnel.

The mass killing marked the largest number of executions in a single day in Saudi Arabia since Jan. 2, 2016, when the kingdom executed 47 people over what it said were terrorism-related crimes. That was the largest mass execution Saudi Arabia had carried out since 1980.

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