The United States is boosting security at its diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia after a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah Monday left 9 people dead.
The State Department says additional security personnel are being flown to Saudi Arabia to help protect diplomatic facilities.
U.S. officials say strong security at the consulate in Jeddah and the quick response of Saudi security officers prevented Monday's terrorist attack from being much worse.
Five suspected al-Qaida-linked militants stormed the consulate with grenades, triggering a lengthy gunbattle with Saudi security forces.
Five-non American staff members were killed. Saudi officials say they include a Yemeni, a Sudanese, a Pakistani, a Sri Lankan and a Filipino.
Saudi officials say four gunmen were killed and one is in custody.
Al-Qaida has launched a series of terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia in the last 18 months.