Two Men Set Off Bomb in Canadian Restaurant, 15 Wounded

Two Men Set Off Bomb in Canadian Restaurant, 15 Wounded

Friday, 25 May, 2018 - 07:30
Police stand outside the Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga, Canada Friday, May 25, 2018. (Doug Ives/The Canadian Press via AP)
Asharq Al-Awsat
Two unidentified men walked into a restaurant on Thursday in the Canadian city of Mississauga and set off a bomb, wounding 15 people, local police said.

The blast went off in the Bombay Bhel restaurant at about 10:30 p.m local time. Fifteen people were taken to hospital, three of them with critical injuries, the Peel Regional Paramedic Service said in a Tweet.

It said "two suspects attended the scene," detonated the devices and fled.

The plaza where the restaurant is located was still sealed off on Friday.

Andre Larrivee, who lives in a nearby condo, said he was watching television and heard a loud explosion.

"It was really loud," he said, comparing the noise to an electric generator that had exploded at a nearby construction site recently.

Peel region police's tweet described the first suspect as in his mid-20s, 5-foot-10 to 6-feet with a stocky build, wearing dark blue jeans, a dark zip-up hoodie and a baseball cap with a light grey peak.

The second suspect is described as a little shorter with a thin build, wearing faded blue jeans, a dark zip-up hoodie pulled over his head, grey t-shirt and dark colored skate shoes.

Police posted a photograph on Twitter showing the two people.

The attack in Mississauga comes a month after a driver plowed his white Ryder rental van into a lunch-hour crowd in Toronto, killing 10 people and injuring 15.

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