Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte: ISIS was not behind Manila casino attack that killed 36


FILE PHOTO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace in Manila, Philippines March 13, 2017.        REUTERS/Erik De Castro/File Photo
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PHOTO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a news
conference at the presidential palace in
Manila

Thomson
Reuters


MANILA (Reuters) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on
Saturday that Islamic State militants were not behind the deadly
attack at a casino in the capital Manila on Friday.

“That is not the work of ISIS,” Duterte told reporters, using an
acronym for Islamic State.

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Friday for the attack
that killed at least 36 people, after Philippines officials said
there was no evidence of militant involvement.

(Reporting by Karen Lema; editing by Mark Heinrich)

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