Updated at 9:10 a.m.] At least seven people survived a hostage-taking in the Philippines, and the hostage-taker was killed by a shot to the head, police at the scene said.
At least two hostages were killed, police said.
[Updated at 9:03 a.m.] Police removed dead bodies from a bus that was hijacked in the Philippines Monday, a CNN producer at the scene saw.
At least four hostages appear to have survived the 10-hour ordeal, which ended with an exchange of gunfire between police and the hostage-taker.
There were 15 hostages on the bus when police stormed it. Nine had been released earlier.
[Updated at 7:47 a.m.] A police assault team charged a bus with 15 people being held hostage by a gunman in the Philippines, breaking the windows with an axe, CNN's Anna Coren reported from the scene.
[Posted at 7:30 a.m.] Gunshots were fired Monday at the scene of a hostage-taking in the Philippines, CNN's Anna Coren reported from Manila.
The hostage-taker fired out of the bus, and police shot the tires of the bus, she said. There are no reports of injuries on the bus, she said.