Saudi authorities on Sunday beheaded two Pakistanis in Makkah finding them guilty of two murders, the interior ministry said.
Bashir Afridi and Rahmulwahab Abdullah, both Pakistanis, murdered and robbed Mohammed Haji, a fellow Pakistani, the ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA.
The two also killed a woman and caused the death of another, SPA reported, without revealing the nationalities of the two women.
The beheadings bring to 28 the total number of executions in the ultra-conservative kingdom so far this year, according to an AFP tally based on official reports.
Under the AFP count, at least 76 people were beheaded in 2011 in Saudi Arabia, while rights group Amnesty International put the number of executions last year at 79.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 21st, 2012.