At least 15 people have been injured, and three are in critical condition, after two suspects detonated a bomb in a restaurant near Toronto, Canada.
Police responded to calls of an explosion at the Bombay Bhel restaurant in the Toronto suburb of Mississaugua, in Ontario, around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday. They arrived to find dozens wounded and the suspects were nowhere in sight.
The two male suspects left a homemade bomb inside the restaurant on Thursday night, fleeing the scene after it blew up, police said. Authorities said at least 15 victims were taken to area hospitals with injuries, including three who were critically wounded.
The Peel Regional Police said in a tweet they were looking for two unidentified men who entered the restaurant and “detonated an Improvised Explosive Device.”
The police tweeted: “Two parties fled the scene immediately after the incident.”
Authorities have released photos of the men and are asking for help in identifying them. One of the men was described as being around 6-feet tall in his 20s, with a “stocky build” and “light skin.” The second suspect was described as a man of similar height with “fair skin” and a “thin build.” Both were wearing hooded jackets and hats in the image released by police, taken from surveillance video at the restaurant.
“We’re looking to speak to the individuals seen fleeing the area and looking for the public’s assistance in identifying them,” Peel Regional Police Constable Iryna Yashnyk told media gathered at the scene of the blast.