Thursday, June 1, 2017

Resorts World Manila Philippines Attack Explosions, Gunfire Reported [VIDEO]

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The popular Philippine tourist destination in the Philippines, Resorts World Manila was on lockdown after reports of gunfire and explosions at the building near Manila's international airport. Hundreds of guests and employees rushed out of one of the hotels after a masked gunman on the second floor began firing at guests, hotel employees fleeing the scene said.

It was also been reported that there were people injured after the gunfire. Philippine police chief Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa said at a press briefing one gunman is believed to be behind the attack at Resorts World Manila, and is still at large.

Dela Rosa told reporters at the scene that the gunman stole gambling chips, shot an LED monitor and set ablaze gambling tables by pouring gasoline on them, but the assailant did not fire at people he met.

At least 25 people were injured, the Philippine Red Cross told The Manila Times. Fernando Atienza, team leader of the emergency response unit of the PRC, told the Manila Times some of the victims suffered serious injuries because they jumped from the second floor of the hotel.

Gunfire and a fire were reported at the resort complex in Pasay City sometime after midnight Friday local time. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority reported that there is a "fire alert" at the Resorts World Manila about 12:30 a.m. local time.

The SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S. terrorism monitor, said an Islamic State-linked Filipino operative who provides daily updates on the ongoing clashes in Marawi in the southern part of the country claimed that "lone wolf soldiers" of the Islamic State group are responsible for the attack at Resorts World Manila.

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