Resorts World Manila complex on lockdown after attack


A resort and casino complex in Manila is on lockdown after reports of gunfire and explosions from the area.

Images and videos posted on social media on Thursday evening (Friday morning local time) showed emergency medical workers giving several injured people first aid.

Witnesses interviewed by local media said the attackers were wearing masks and black shirts.

SITE intelligence monitoring agency quoted an ISIL “Filipino operative” as saying the group “is responsible for the attack” in the Philippine capital.

In a brief comment from the White House, US President Donal Trump referred to the incident in Manila as a “terrorist attack.”

“We are closely monitoring the situation. Our thoughts and our prayers are with all of those who are affected.”  

But Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindongan cautioned that the group has a history of claiming responsibility for incidents, which later turned out to be unrelated local crimes. 

Fire trucks, ambulances and police cars rushed to the area, as loud gunfire were heard.

Video footage captured by Al Jazeera also showed thick smoke billowing from one of the buildings in the complex.


Local broadcaster ABS-CBN Television posted images on social media showing dozens of police officers, with firearms and bullet proof vests waiting at the entrance of one of the building in the area.

In a Twitter post, resort officials said it is “working closely” with authorities “to ensure that all guests and employees are safe.”

“We ask for your prayers during these difficult times.” 

The Resorts World complex is located opposite one of the terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the main airport in the country.

There are at least four hotels located in the complex including a Marriott Hotel.

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Source: Al Jazeera News

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