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DUBAI: Kuwait on Wednesday put to death seven prisoners in a rare mass execution in the country.

The state-run KUNA news agency described those executed as all facing premeditated murder and other charges in the country. It identified those killed as three Kuwaiti men, one Kuwaiti woman, a Syrian man, a Pakistani man and an Ethiopian woman.

Kuwait said the executions took place at its central prison. It did not identify the method it used to carry out the executions, though the country typically hangs its condemned prisoners. However, it can use firing squads as well.