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Saudi Arabia beheads two Pakistani drug smugglers in year's first executions

Saudi Arabia beheads two Pakistani drug smugglers in year's first executionsRiyadh, Jan 15 : Saudi Arabia authorities beheaded two Pakistanis for smuggling drugs in the kingdom's first executions of the year.

Abrar Hussain Nizar Hussain was executed after being convicted of trying to smuggle in heroin hidden in his stomach, the interior ministry said.

According to Gulf News, Zahid Khan Barakat was beheaded in Qatif, in Eastern Province, over a similar charge.

Last year, Saudi Arabia executed 78 people. (ANI)