Police are searching for two men who they believe to be behind a bomb that was set off in a Mississauga, Ontario, restaurant on Thursday.
Peel Regional Police said the two men entered Bombay Bhel, an Indian restaurant, and detonated an explosive device before fleeing the scene. The explosion wounded at least 15 people, The Toronto Star reported.
Their motive is not clear.
Three of the victims were taken to a Toronto-area hospital with critical injuries, police said, but are now in stable condition. The other 12 sustained only minor wounds, and were taken to local hospitals.
2 suspects attended the scene, detonated an Improvised Explosive Device within the restaurant. Several injured were taken to local hospital and 3 in critical condition were taken to a Toronto Trauma Centre. pic.twitter.com/yzCT59UVN6— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) May 25, 2018
Police Sergeant Matt Bertram told The New York Times that the two suspects entered the restaurant at around 10:30 p.m. and put down some sort of pail or paint can, before leaving the restaurant.
The suspects were both described by police as light-skinned men wearing hoodies. Both men had their faces covered, according to police.
Two parties fled the scene immediately after the incident. 1st described as male, 5’10-6feet, stocky build, mid-20s, light skin, wearing dark blue jeans, dark zip up hoodie pulled over head, baseball cap with light grey peak, face covered with black cloth material.— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) May 25, 2018
2nd male described as 5’9”-5’10”, fair skin, thin build, faded blue jeans, dark zip-up hoodie hood pulled over head, grey t-shirt, dark coloured skate shoes, face covered. Looking for public’s assistance in identifying the parties that fled following the explosion.— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) May 25, 2018
The bombing came a month after a man rammed a truck through a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto. That attack left 10 people dead and 14 injured.