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Friday, 2 June 2017

Resorts World Manila Hotel in Pasay CIty Under Attack by Gunman



ResortsWorld  Manila Under Attack -Manila hotel shooting sees ‘ISIS’ gunmen storm Resorts World hotel and shoot terrified guests as explosions heard inside

Islamic State was quick to claim responsibility for the attack at Resorts World Manila


AT least 25 people have been injured – with fears Brits are among those hurt – after masked gunmen started shooting inside a resort in the capital of the Philippines.
Explosions were also heard at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City – as terrified witnesses said they saw guests jumping from the second floor of the hotel, Manila Times reported.







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Gunfire and explosions were reported at Resorts World Casino in the Philippine capital





The gunshots and reported explosions caused panic for tourists

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The gunshots and reported explosions caused panic for tourists

Smoke rises from the Resorts World Manila complex

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Smoke rises from the Resorts World Manila complex

Filipino elite Police Special Weapons and Tactical (SWAT) personnel take their position outside the Resort World Manila hotel in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines

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Filipino elite Police Special Weapons and Tactical (SWAT) personnel take their position outside the Resort World Manila hotel in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines

Police are in the area after heavily armed men wearing black hoods stormed the complex at midnight

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Police are in the area after heavily armed men wearing black hoods stormed the complex at midnight

The hotel complex is near Manila’s international airport in the Philippine capital – sparking a security alarm amid an ongoing Muslim militant siege in the country’s south

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The hotel complex is near Manila’s international airport in the Philippine capital – sparking a security alarm amid an ongoing Muslim militant siege in the country’s south

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Casualties are transferred away from Resorts World Manila as gunfire
Footage posted on social media shows scores of people frantically running from the hotel and casino complex as gunshots were heard.
Philippine Red Cross (PRC) said at least 25 people were injured and were taken to hospital.
ISIS has since claimed "lone wolf soldiers" from the terror group carried out the attack - which happened at around midnight local time.





It is unclear how many people have been injured

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It is unclear how many people have been injured

Paramedics attended to those injured at the scene in the Pasay City section of Manila

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Paramedics attended to those injured at the scene in the Pasay City section of Manila

An overturned vehicle after reported explosions took place

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An overturned vehicle after reported explosions took place

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Sound of gunshot heard outside Resorts World Manila





A person calling loved ones outside the hotel

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A person calling loved ones outside the hotel

Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack

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Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack

Medics respond to a victim Friday at the Resorts World Manila

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Medics respond to a victim Friday at the Resorts World Manila

At least 25 people were injured and were taken to various hospitals

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At least 25 people were injured and were taken to various hospitals

Witnesses told how they saw guests jumping from the second floor of the hotel

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Witnesses told how they saw guests jumping from the second floor of the hotel

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Witnesses hear gunshots and explosions at Resorts World Manila
Horrified witnesses told how they saw masked men storm into the second floor of one of the resorts' four hotels and opened fire at guests and employees as they fled for their lives.
Chilling photos from the scene shows some lying down injured and others being carried out to safety.
Kara Verano, who took footage of people fleeing the hotel lobby, wrote on Facebook: "We were just eating at Bulgogi when we heard gunshots other customers said that there were men coming out of the casino wearing masks and armed.
"We got stuck in the restaurant's storage room for almost two hours with continuous gunshots coming from outside and smell something is burning.
"I wasn't sure if it was a teargas or something is actually burning.. it was as if impossible to breakout."
An army spokesperson said police is in control of the situation.

Resorts World Manila is currently on lockdown following reports of gunfire from unidentified men.

A spokesperson for the hotel and casino said on Twitter: "Resorts World Manila is currently on lockdown following reports of gunfire from unidentified men."
"The company is working closely with the Philippine National Police to ensure that all guests and employees are safe.
"We ask for your prayers during these difficult times."





A truck with Filipino military personnel arrive outside the Resort World Manila hotel in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines

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A truck with Filipino military personnel arrive outside the Resort World Manila hotel in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines

The Foreign Office has warned Brits to stay away from Manila following the attack.


: reports of major security incident at Resorts World Hotel. Avoid area & follow advice of local authorities http://ow.ly/wHaT30ceBmN 

Resorts World Manila is situated opposite the Ninoy Aquino International Airport - one of the busiest airport terminal in the country.
Philippine authorities have been fighting ISIS in parts of the country.
Islamic State flags have been spotted around the city of Marawi and images have been circulated ISIS thugs posing with weapons and vehicles hit by rocket-propelled grenades.
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Reported gunfire and explosions causes panic as crowds flee from Resorts World Manila

SEE MOREL https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3702217/manila-hotel-shooting-attack-philippines-pasay-city-resorts-world-latest-updates/

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