What to Know About the Attack at Resorts World Manila

Source: Time

At least 36 people died in the Philippines when an upscale hotel and casino complex was attacked in the early hours of Friday morning, local time. AP reports that a Philippine operative of ISIS claimed responsibility, but police say the attack was not linked to terrorism.

Here’s what we know so far.

What happened and where?

Gunshots and explosions were heard shortly after midnight Friday local time at Resorts World Manila, opposite the city’s airport. Resorts World is a complex of hotels, casinos, shops and restaurants in Newport City, one of the most affluent districts of the Philippine capital.

Police and troops were mobilized to the scene following witness reports of a gunman breaking in, as smoke started coming out of an upper floor gaming room.

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