The U.S. Embassy said one American was confirmed dead
More trouble in Saudi Arabia:
DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia (AP) – Saudi security forces stormed an expatriate residential complex Saturday seeking gunmen who had taken hostages after a shooting rampage on two compounds housing oil company offices, killing at least six people – including a 10-year-old boy.
At least one American and two other Westerners were among those killed in the second deadly attack on oil industry targets in the Saudi kingdom this month. There were reports the death toll could be as high as 15.
Saudi forces fired shots inside the residential complex in the eastern city of Khobar, officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. They gave no further details.
Earlier, a police officer inside the housing compound told The Associated Press that all hostages had been released and negotiations were under way.
And here’s an Update from AP: Saudi Forces Hunt Militants After Attack. Islamic militants, no less. Who’d have guessed?
And also a list of recent attacks in Saudi Arabia.