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Philippine casino incident not a terrorist attack, attacker identified: Police

The lone gunman behind Friday’s deadly attack on a casino in the Philippine capital has been identified as Jessie Javier Carlos, a 42-year old Filipino, police said.

(Reuters) — “We have finally established the identity of the perpetrator,” Oscar Albayalde, chief of the capital’s police office, told a media briefing on Sunday. “He is heavily indebted due to being hooked on casino gambling, according to his immediate family,” Albayalde said, reiterating the attack was not a terrorist act.

The casino’s CCTV showed the gunman firing shots at the ceiling and setting gaming tables ablaze. At least 36 people died.

Source: Al-Alam News Network


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