Police looking for suspects after explosion injured 15 in Canada

Police looking for suspects after explosion injured 15 in Canada
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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. 

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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. 

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.