Resort-hotel complex in the Philippine capital Manila was attacked by militants, reports Reuters. In the night of Friday, June 2 (local time) heard shots and explosions inside Resorts World Manila, located near the airport, armed men entered.
According to representatives of the Resorts World Manila complex is blocked, the police control the situation. On published online the images shows that the building go smoke. According to a source, the staff were evacuated.
According to the newspaper Malina Times, referring to the Red Cross, injured at least 25 people, all of them hospitalized. While many of the victims were trapped inside. Some suffered serious injuries, jumping from the third floor of the hotel.
According to preliminary data, several masked men entered the hotel and started shooting on the third floor. Then the fire started.
As the portal SITE, dedicated to tracking down terrorist activity, the responsibility for the attack took on terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG), is prohibited in Russia.
These days in the southern Philippines anti-terrorist operation against militants IG. Fighting between rebels and government troops in Mindanao began on 22 may. The terrorists launched an offensive in Marawi city on may 23. President Rodrigo Duterte introduced in the region under martial law.