ISLAMABAD - The Foreign Office on Saturday said that all Pakistani diplomats and their families in Dhaka are safe after the Islamic State (IS) gunmen attacked a café in the Bangladeshi capital.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that following the deadliest attack Pakistan diplomats and staff members have restricted their mobility. “We have confirmed that there is no Pakistani national among the hostages,” Zakaria said in a statement.

Twenty people, mostly foreigners made hostages have been killed in an attack claimed by IS while six attackers were killed and one arrested during the police operation. Pakistan has also condemned the brutal terror attack at Dhaka’s restaurant leading to loss of precious lives and injuries to several innocent people.

“The government and the people of Pakistan extend their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and the brotherly people and Government of Bangladesh over the loss of innocent lives and wish the injured early recovery,” the Foreign Office said in a statement. It said Pakistan stands in solidarity with the brotherly people of Bangladesh and is confident that the Government of Bangladesh will effectively counter this cowardly attack. Pakistan reiterates its condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, it added.