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Saudi security forces have killed one of the gunmen who attacked the US consulate in the Saudi city of Jeddah and have arrested two others, security sources said.
They say that two more gunmen were being surrounded by the Saudi national guards inside the consulate compound.
The attackers had reportedly killed four Saudi guards and taken 18 local staff hostage in their assault on the mission in the Red Sea port city.
ALL Americans in the US consulate at Jeddah in Saudi Arabia are safe and accounted for, a senior US official said.
"All Americans are safe and accounted for," the official said
BBC News readers have been e-mailing accounts of what they saw and heard of the attack on the US consulate in the Saudi city of Jeddah.