ROME (Sputnik) According to the Askanews agency, one Italian national managed to escape from the restaurant.
Earlier it was reported that seven Italians were taken hostage in Dhaka.
Earlier, the Bangladeshi army said that at least 20 people had been killed by the hostage takers before the Bangladeshi security forces began their operation to free hostages.
A special police operation to free the hostages has ended, with a total of 13 people rescued, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said earlier. Security forces killed six attackers captured one, with two security officers killed during the operation, according to reports.