The resort in the Philippine capital Manila after the attack by militants on the casino found the bodies of at least 34 people. About it reports Reuters. Information was confirmed by the press service of the President of the country.
According to sources in the fire service, most of the victims died from suffocation.
The attack occurred in the night of Friday, June 2nd. The gunman burst into the casino on the third floor of the hotel complex Resorts World Manila. People he didn’t. The perp doused gaming tables with gasoline and set on fire.
The police said that the attack is not a terrorist attack. According to police, the motive of the offender had the intention to steal chips.
Earlier it was reported. in a panic, injured 25 people, mostly due to fractures and smoke inhalation.
The suspect, according to police, he committed suicide. According to others, he was shot. His body was found in one of the hotel rooms. The signs, he was white and spoke English.
Banned terrorist group “Islamic state” has claimed responsibility for the attack, however, according to police chief Ronald de La Rosa, it could be done to promote.
These days in the southern Philippines anti-terrorist operation against ISIS. 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.