Saudi Arabia says 47 executed on terror charges, including Shi’ite cleric
Saudi Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef al Saud attends the opening session of GCC Interior Ministers' Conference in Manama April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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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