Explosions, gunshots heard at resort in Philippines capital: media


June 02 (TNS): Gun shots and explosions rang out in an entertainment resort in the Philippine capital Manila early on Friday as local media reported armed men were inside the complex.

Media said on social media it was in lockdown and police were in control of the situation.

“We ask for your prayers during these difficult times,” according to media on Twitter”

Witnesses who spoke to radio stations said several gunmen were seen in the complex. News channel said there were two gunmen, wearing masks and black clothes.

The information could not be immediately verified.

Pictures circulated on social media of the resort, close to the city’s airport, of plumes of smoke pouring out of a building.

A source at one of the resorts told that employees were being evacuated and declined to give more details.