Gunshots and explosions at Philippine mall

Police said they are still searching for the gunman and any possible accomplices.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, but Rita Katz, director of Site Intelligence Group, which tracks extremist propaganda, claimed that a Filipino operative of the Islamic State had said "lone wolf soldiers" were responsible.

Resorts World Manila‏ said the shooting triggered a lockdown, and that it's working with police in the case.

"We ask for your prayers during these hard times", said a message on the verified account.

Dela Rosa said he could not say if it was terrorist attack, but emphasised the gunman did not shoot anyone and there had been no reports of hostages being taken.

All terminals at Ninoy Aquino International Airport were placed on lockdown because of the attack, according to Robert Echano with airport operations.

Duterte declared martial law in the Mindanao region, the southern third of the Philippines, to crush the insurrection and poured in troops backed by airstrikes, artillery fire and armoured vehicles. News channel ANC said there were two gunmen, wearing masks and black clothes.

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Several people were seen injured, but police and Resorts World management have yet to give details.

Unverified reports on social media indicated gunfire and explosions in the area.

"The report comes after President Trump labeled the incident a terror attack during his announcement on the U.S.'s departure from the Paris climate accord".

"I was about to return to the second floor from my break when I saw people running". The U.S. State Department's bureau in the Philippines has issued a warning to stay away from the area.

Resorts World Manila has four hotels, with three more under construction, restaurants, a shopping mall and a performing arts theatre.

The Philippines has been grappling with incidents of terrorism, especially on the southern island of Mindanao.


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