What we know:
—Bangladesh’s army says 20 foreign nationals were killed in the attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka.
—The police raided the restaurant early Saturday morning after gunmen took multiple hostages there Friday night.
—Police officials said at least 6 gunmen are dead and 13 hostages are safe. At least two policemen also died during the standoff’s early stages and another two dozen officers were injured.
—ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which struck in the city’s diplomatic quarter.
—We’re live-blogging the major updates, and you can read how it all unfolded below. All updates are in Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5).
The Bangladesh military says 20 foreign nationals were killed in the attack, including, according to Italy’s prime minister, several Italian nationals. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called it “an extremely heinous act.”
Much remains unclear, but early reports suggest at least five bodies have been found, which may be those of the gunmen, and that the Japanese government says at least 12 hostages were rescued. The Associated Press has more details on the raid:
At least 35 people, including about 20 foreigners, were trapped inside the restaurant, said kitchen staffer Sumon Reza, who was among more than 10 people who managed to run to the rooftop and escape when the militants moved in Friday night.
With the sound of gunfire and explosions, local TV stations reported that the rescue operation began at 7:40 a.m. It included army personnel with automatic weapons and at least seven armored vehicles. Several ambulances were on standby.
Local media reported that an Argentine and two Bangladeshis were rescued from the restaurant early Saturday, but details about their condition were not immediately available.
Updated on July 1 at 10:56 p.m.