Two suspects seen running from Mississauga restaurant explosion; 15 injured

Two suspects seen running from Mississauga restaurant explosion; 15 injured

Two suspects seen running from Mississauga restaurant explosion; 15 injured

Police say 15 were injured, three of them with critical blast injuries, after the men detonated the explosive device in Mississauga's Bombay Bhel restaurant, the BBC reports.

Police are still actively searching for two suspects after a bombing at an Indian restaurant in Mississauga Thursday night.

The blast went off in a popular Indian restaurant Bombay Bhel in Mississauga, a Toronto suburb, at about 10.30pm local time on Thursday.

Three of the wounded - a 35-year-old man and two women, aged 48 and 62 - were taken by ambulance to hospital in critical condition, but were listed as stable on Friday morning.

Evans said the restaurant sustained significant damage in the explosion, though none was visible from the outside. "We know this is an extremely hard time for them", said Chief Jennifer Evans at a news conference.

Two birthday parties were taking place at the restaurant - and about 40 people were inside - when an improvised explosive device went off, but police said none of the young children present were hurt. Surveillance images released by police show him wearing faded blue jeans, a dark zip-up hoodie with a brass coloured zipper and the hood pulled over his head, a grey t-shirt, and dark skate shoes. One of the men was described as being around 6-feet tall in his 20s, with a "stocky build" and "light skin".

Goodale, however, says there is "no indication of a connection to national security matters or hate crimes" at this stage.

"Nothing was said by these individuals", Bertram said. When asked whether they had lingered in the restaurant before setting off the device, Evans said, "Not that I'm aware of". Mississauga is Canada's sixth-largest city.

"Everything was destroyed. Lots of blood in the floor".

Ilija Vasic, son-in-law to Bombay Bhel owner Mohan Nagpal, confirmed on Saturday that his father-in-law was meeting with police, but said that the family still has no idea why their business was targeted. "Many people were screaming", Time quoted Brazil student Rafael Conceicao, also a witness, as saying. They were seen fleeing the restaurant on foot.

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said she was thankful there were no fatalities. She tweeted: "I am in constant touch with our Consul General in Toronto and Indian High Commissioner in Canada". She said the restaurant frequently bought rose petals from her business for use in traditional Indian ceremonies.

Larrivee further compared the magnitude of the sound to that of an electric generator that had, of late, exploded at a construction site.

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