Among those injured, three people suffered critical injuries and were taken to a Toronto trauma center, officials said. They where declared later in stable condition. Two men in their mid-20s detonated an “improvised explosive device” into the Bombay Bhel Indian restaurant. They fled. One of them had his face covered with a black cloth, police said. It was not clear early Friday what caused the explosion.
“We have no indication to call it a hate crime or any kind of terrorism act,” said Sgt Matt Bertram. Police posted a photograph on Twitter that appears to show two people with dark zip-up hoodies walking in with one of them carrying something. It was too early to determine what the device was. Roads in the area were closed and a large police presence was in the area. K9 units and officers armed with assault rifles were seen in pictures from the scene. Mississauga, Canada’s sixth-largest city, with a population of 700,000, lies about 20 miles (32km) west of Toronto. Broken glass could be seen at the site of the incident. Police cordoned off the shopping plaza. Law enforcement is asking for public assistance in the hunt for the two male suspects.