Saudi Arabia executed two citizens convicted of murder on Wednesday, raising to 81 the number of death sentences carried out this year.

Dhafer and Hussein al-Mutliq were found guilty of killing fellow Saudis Azeb and Mahdi al-Moamer in a dispute between the two families, the interior ministry said.

They were both executed in Najran, in the south, a ministry statement carried by the official SPA news agency said.

The executions so far this year include 47 for "terrorism" carried out in a single day on January 2.

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