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Philippines: Gunshots, explosions heard at Manila casino resort; ISIS claims attack

The attack came days after Philippine’s Army attacked Mindanao Island’s Marawi City which is considered a stronghold of Islamic militants.


By   |  Updated On : June 02, 2017 12:21 AM
Philippines: Gunshots, explosions heard at Manila casino resort; ISIS claims responsibility (Representational Image)

Philippines: Gunshots, explosions heard at Manila casino resort; ISIS claims responsibility (Representational Image)

New Delhi :  

Gunshots and explosions were heard at a casino resort in Philippine’s capital Manila late on Thursday night. The Resort World area was in  a lockdown following the attack.

The attack came days after Philippine’s Army attacked Mindanao Island’s Marawi City which is considered a stronghold of Islamic militants.

"Resorts World Manila is currently on lockdown followingreports of gunfire from unidentified men," the company said on its Twitter account. 

Just minute after the attack, Islamic state claimed the responsibility for the attack apparently in response to government’s action against the rebels in the southern part of the country. Police, firetrucks and SWAT teams have surrounded the area. The authorities are trying to evacuate people from the spot. 

The eyewitnesses said that they have been asked to stay indoors and the security in nearby areas have been enhanced. 

First Published: Friday, June 02, 2017 12:05 AM
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