UPDATE: Two Suspects Sought in IED Bombing of Mississauga, Ontario Restaurant That Wounded Over Dozen

UPDATE 1 a.m. EDT: Peel police report two young male suspects entered the restaurant and detonated an IED. Details and a photo of the suspects are appended at the end of this article.

An explosion at the Bombay Bhel Indian restaurant in the Ontario, Canada town of Mississauga Thursday night is reported to have wounded over a dozen people with “penetrating trauma.” Mississauga is located near Toronto on Lake Ontario. No cause has been determined however a police bomb squad is on the scene and firefighters have been told to stay back while the restaurant is searched for any explosive devices.

The Bombay Bhel restaurant, scene of an explosion that wounded over a dozen Thursday night, photo by Peel Paramedics via Twitter.

Local media and official reports follow:

UPDATE: CTV reports explosion was caused by an “incendiary device”

“Breaking @CTVNews @CP24 reporting that an incendiary device exploded at a Mississauga restaurant injuring 15 people, 3 of them critically. #mississaugaexplosion”

CBC Toronto, “Explosion: Multiple people injured following reports of an explosion at Bambay Bhel Restaurant 5035 Hurontario St near Eglinton in Mississauga.”

Peel Regional Police, “#PRP in the area of Hurontario/Eglinton #Mississauga for an incident. Reports of multiple injuries, no info on the extent. Plaza in the area will be sealed. Call received at 10:32pm.”

Peel Paramedics, “on scene with multiple patients at an explosion in Mississauga”

Jerry Cohn, reporter, Global News Toronto, “BREAKING: Explosion at an Indian restaurant at Hurontario St & Eglinton Av In #Mississauga. @Peel_Paramedics triaging as many as 15 patients with reported penetrating trauma.”

Nick Westol, Global News Toronto, “UPDATE from @Peel_Paramedics: Two patients being taken to trauma centre in critical condition right now – No definitive number of people injured, but could be in the range of 15-20
– Multiple patients to go to local hospitals – Crews called to restaurant near the intersection”

Jeremy Cohn is broadcasting live from the scene. He reports police have told firefighters to stay back as they investigate whether “explosive devices” are in the restaurant though no cause of the explosion has been determined.

Update from Peel Paramedics at 11:51 p.m. EDT, “have transported 15 pts. from The Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga. 3 pts. were taken to trauma centres with critical blast injuries.”

More evidence explosion is being treated as a bombing rather than a gas leak explosion from Joe Wormington, Toronto Sun, “K 9 unit here. Explosives unit. Flash lights being shined on nearby houses. One witness described three loud booms”

“One witness said two men enter the restaurant just seconds before the blast”

And more from Jeremy Cohn, “Pics from the restaurant explosion at Hurontario St & Eglinton Av in #Mississauga. Plaza is sealed off, approx 15 people transported to hospital, 3 critical. Sources saying incendiary devices were found inside the restaurant.”

Zuraidah Alman, CTV, “An official on scene tells @CTVToronto an incendiary device was found inside the restaurant where the blast occurred.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Please contact (905) 453-2121 or 12CIB at ext. 1233”

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