Philippine (McKoy’s News) – ISIS Claims Responsibility for Manila Resort Attack: a shooting erupted at a popular hotel and leisure complex in Manila early Friday, sending terrified guests and workers fleeing from an attack claimed by ISIS, according to reports. Police, fire trucks, and SWAT teams swarmed to the Resorts World in the Philippines capital where images showed victims being loaded onto ambulances.
“Resorts World Manila is currently on lockdown following reports of gunfire from unidentified men,” the company said on its Twitter account.
“The company is working closely with the Philippine National Police to ensure that all guests and employees are safe.”
ISIS said “lonewolf soldiers” from its group carried out the attack, according to the SITE Intelligence Group that monitors terrorist organizations, Agence France-Presse reported.
A source at one of the resorts told Reuters that employees were being evacuated and that police were in full control of the situation near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Contributed by Dr. Colin O Jarrett