Seven Italians among hostages in Bangladesh restaurant siege: RAIPublished By: 24newsmedia
Seven Italian nationals are thought to be among the hostages taken by gunmen who have stormed a restaurant popular with foreigners in Dhaka, Italian state television has said quoting the Italian ambassador to Bangladesh.
Gunmen stormed the restaurant in the diplomatic quarter of Dhaka on Friday evening and took about 20 people hostage, including several foreigners, in an attack claimed by Islamic State.
State TV RAI quoted the Italian Ambassador in Dhaka, Mario Palma, as saying the seven Italians were businessmen.
An Italian foreign ministry source said one Italian hostage had escaped.
Italian media said the escaped man told police there were seven Italians still inside.