Resorts World Manila, Philippines, on Lockdown Following Reports of Gunfire

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Resorts World Manila in the Philippines is on lockdown following reports of gunfire.

According to the resort’s official Twitter account, the complex is currently working with the Philippine National Police to ensure that all guests and employees are safe.

The Daily Telegraph reports that police, fire trucks and a SWAT team are said to be in the area, and videos have shown injured people being led into ambulances.


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According to the New York Daily News, there have also been reports of explosions, and one employee heard five shots on the casino’s third floor before the casino was evacuated.

While no group has yet claimed responsibility for the incident, CNN reports that the Philippines has been grappling with terrorism, especially on the southern island of Mindanao, where the government has been fighting ISIS-linked militants for control of the city of Marawi. Fighting in that city has displaced at least 70,000 people and left 140 dead. A state of martial law is in effect on the island of Mindanao.

Resorts World Manila is a resort complex in Newport City, a residential and commercial center in Manila. Located across from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, it is home to a number of hotels, restaurants and bars, as well as an onsite shopping mall, cinema and theater.

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