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Gunfire and explosions heard at tourist complex in Philippines

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Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines

Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Mike Gonzalez.

PanARMENIAN.Net – 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), CNN Philippines reports citing BBC News.

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

The Philippines Fire Protection Bureau confirmed reports of a fire in the same area.

News site 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.”

A spokesman for the Philippines’ Army has said police are in control of the situation, and the military is monitoring it closely.

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