At least 15 people were injured Thursday night when two suspects walked into a Toronto restaurant and detonated a bomb, police said.
The explosion happened around 10.32pm local time at a a Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga, Ontario.
Authorities said ‘two hooded suspects’ walked into the Indian eatery and detonated the improvised explosion device before fleeing the scene, News.com.au reports.
Police are still searching for the suspects.
‘Two parties fled the scene immediately after the incident,’ Peel Regional Police tweeted.
The first suspect is said to be a male about 5’10 to six feet tall with a stocky build. Police said he appears to be in his mid-20s with light skin and was wearing dark blue jeans, a dark zip-up hoodie pulled over his head, a baseball hat and a black cloth covering his face.
The second suspect is also said to be a male about 5’9 to 5’10 with fair skin, thin build and was wearing faded blue jeans with a dark zip-up hoodie covering his head, a grey t-shirt and his face covered.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspects.
There has been no reported casualties and the motive behind the bombing remains unclear.
Dozens of emergency crews were outside the restaurant Thursday night. Authorities said more than a dozen were transported to various hospitals with ‘critical blast injuries’, according to News.com.au. Three of them are said to be in critical condition.
‘At this point there is a very heavy police presence,’ reporter Jeremy Cohn said, adding that tactical, K9 and explosives disposal units were also present at the scene.
According to Cohn the injuries have been described as ‘penetrating trauma injuries’.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Minyvonne Burke