Dozens dead in Resorts World Manila attack

At least 38 people dead, including suspected assailant, following attack on hotel and casino complex in Philippine capital.


    At least 38 people have now been confirmed dead following an armed and arson attack on a resort and casino complex in Manila, just minutes after midnight on Friday.

    Philippine officials blamed the incident on an "emotionally disturbed individual", who tried to carry out a robbery, by shooting at TV screens and setting on fire properties inside Resorts World Manila casino, suffocating many of the victims.

    But several reports now say a fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, known as ISIS) group was responsible for the attack, a claim that Hermogenes Esperon, Philippine national security adviser, has dismissed as "plain and simple propaganda".


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