Islamic State Claim May Stoke Wider Martial Law Fears

An attack in the Resorts World hotel and casino complex in the capital is the third that the Islamic State has claimed which the police have denied. Twin bombings in Manila during the ASEAN summit were attributed by authorities to gang warfare. A bombing attempt by the Maute Group on the US embassy was also foiled last year. Additional attempts may be used by the administration to widen the martial law declaration to the…

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