President Duterte has damaged his silence on the Manila casino assault, saying it was not the work of the Islamic State (IS) however of a “crazy man.”
“He’s crazy. That guy is crazy,” the president mentioned right now (Saturday, June three) echoing the sooner conclusions of police and resort administration.
He added that if it had been an IS terror assault it might have been “more cruel and brutal”.
Speaking to reporters in Cagayan de Oro, the president pointed to the truth that the person stole plastic gaming chips, which might be of no worth exterior Resorts World Manila.
“It’s not ISIS,” he mentioned. “Why would you steal that plastic that you know you won’t be able to use? That guy is crazy. He made sure to get the plastic chips. For what?”
He additionally mentioned that regardless of being armed, the attacker did not seem to shoot at anyone.
“He did not want to kill. He went there, set things on fire,” he mentioned. “That is not the work of the ISIS. The work of the ISIS is more cruel and brutal. They would simply kill people for nothing, not even for a reason.”
IS claimed accountability for assault, simply hours after it occurred within the early hours of yesterday morning.
The victims appeared to have died of smoke inhalation as they hid from the gunman, who doused gaming tables and chairs with gasoline and set them ablaze. He later set himself on hearth and killed himself in a lodge room on the scene.
News of the assault led many to worry that the persevering with chaos in Marawi City had someway spilled over into Manila. The clashes with members of the IS-affiliated Maute group led the president to declare martial regulation all through the island of Mindanao.
The attacker has not but been recognized and investigations are persevering with.