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Resorts World Manila: Shooting heard at leisure complex

Resorts World Manila: Shooting heard at leisure complex

A map showing Manila in the Philippines Resorts World Manila: Shooting heard at leisure complex

There have been reports of gunfire and explosions at a tourist complex in the Philippines.

Police and Swat teams were deployed to Resorts World Manila at about 01:30 local time (17:30 GMT), according to reports from CNN Philippines.

Staff at one hotel told the outlet a masked gunman was on the second floor, firing at guests.

News site Rappler.com is reporting that several people have been wounded.

The complex wrote on Twitter: "Resorts World Manila is currently on lockdown following reports of gunfire from unidentified men.

"The Company is working closely with the Philippine National Police to ensure that all guests and employees are safe.

"We ask for your prayers during these difficult times."

Resorts World Manila features multiple hotels and bars, as well as a casino, shopping centre and cinema.

The incident comes as the Philippines army is fighting militants linked to the so-called Islamic State group for control of the city of Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao.

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