ALERT: ISIS Gunmen Attack Hotel

Once again, ISIS has attacked.

This time targeting a popular hotel with westerners in the Philippines.

Masked gunmen raided the hotel, injuring dozens.

Dozens of tourists are feared injured after ISIS gunmen opened fire at a hotel resort near Manila airport.

The shooting started at the popular Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, Philippines at about midnight local time and terrified witnesses described a ‘two hour’ onslaught of gunfire.

Explosions were also heard coming from the tourist hotpot and bloodied victims were seen being stretchered out of the building.

At least one masked gunman reportedly stormed the second floor of one of the complex’s four hotels and fired at guests and staff.

This attack comes a week after President Duterte enforced martial law in the southern region of Mindanao.

The enforcement was meant to crush what he said was a rising threat of the Islamic State terror group.

Martial law was declared after ISIS went on a killing spree throughout the city of Malawi.

The clash between ISIS and security forces have left 171 people dead, at least.

People who were at the hotel attack wrote on social mediaKara Verano filmed people running and described a ‘teargas burning’ substance in the air as she and her friends hid in a ‘restaurant storeroom’.

‘We were just eating at Bulgogi when we heard gunshots other customers said that there were men coming out of the casino wearing masks and armed. 

‘We got stuck in the restaurant’s storage room for almost two hours with continuous gunshots coming from outside and smell something is burning.. I wasn’t sure if it was a teargas or something is actually burning.. it was as if impossible to breakout.’ 

Kentron Lopez, who works in the resort, described people jumping from escalators as they tried to escape. 

Writing on social media, he said: ‘Some jumped out from escalators and the second floor to get out.

‘We were few of the remaining people who [got] out of the vicinity. I can only imagine how the rest felt.’

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