Man executed for murder of compatriot

A Saudi man sentenced to death for killing a fellow citizen was beheaded on Tuesday in the Red Sea industrial city of Yanbu, said the interior ministry.

Mitaab Al Sanani, shot dead another Saudi, Nayef Al Dhabiani, the ministry said in a statement published through state news agency SPA, without giving further details.

The execution was the 26th this year reported in Saudi Arabia, according to an AFP count. In 2009, 67 executions were reported, compared with 102 in 2008.

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