ISIS claim Resorts World Manila ‘attack’ after 25 injured as masked men open fire in restaurant area of tourist complex

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ISIS have claimed an attack at a popular tourist destination in Manila after masked men opened fire, injuring at least 25 people.

There were reports of gunfire and explosions at Resorts World Manila in the Philippines capital as gunmen reportedly shouted ISIS before jumping through a window on the third floor.

Resorts World Manila (RWM) said they are currently on lockdown following reports of gunfire from unidentified men.

Two masked men wearing black shirts and bonnets opened fire in the restaurant area on the second floor, reports say.

A masked gunman was on the second floor of a hotel, firing at guests and staff members as they fled the scene, according to CNN.

The NY Times reported that wounded people staying at the hotel fled the scene as police units flocked to help and people were carried away on stretchers.

RWM is working with the Philippine National Police to keep all guests and employees safe. Armed police were deployed to the scene, local media reported.

In a tweet, RWM said: “We ask for your prayers during these difficult times.”

A witness who was at the complex just after midnight said an ‘attacker set casino tables on fire’. He said three tables were up in flames.

He also claimed some guests escaped through emergency exits while others fled to a basement, ABS CBN reports.

The witness heard people screaming as they tried to get to safety and said ‘one of the attackers had a scarf around his head, only revealing his eyes’.

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