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3 Saudi terrorists executed

April 1, 2005 at 10:29 AM

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 1 (UPI) -- Saudi authorities Friday beheaded three terrorists convicted of several crimes, including killing, kidnapping, stealing and arms smuggling.

An Interior Ministry statement said the three Saudis convicts fought in Afghanistan, then set up a criminal gang after returning home two years ago.

They were convicted of killing four people, including a soldier, a police officer, a senior official and a judge in the province of Jouf in northwest Saudi Arabia.

It marked the first terrorist executions in Saudi Arabia, officials said in statement.

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