An improvised explosive device set off inside an Indian restaurant in Mississauga is responsible for a blast that injured 15 people on Thursday night, police say.
Three of those people suffered "critical blast injuries," and were rushed to a Toronto trauma centre, according to Peel paramedics.
Peel Regional Police say they are now listed in stable condition.
Police said it's too early to say if the blast in the area of Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue East was terror-related. Two suspects in the explosion are still on the loose.
According to police, two males with their faces covered to conceal their identity entered the Bombay Bhel restaurant, 5035 Hurontario St., dropped an IED and fled, Sgt. Matt Bertram told reporters after the explosion. Police received a call about the incident at about 10:30 p.m. ET.
Police are describing one suspect as male, 5'10" to 6' with a stocky build, in his mid-20s. He is believed to have been wearing dark blue jeans, a dark zip-up hoodie pulled over his head, a baseball cap with a light grey peak, with his face covered with black cloth.
The second is a male around 5'9 to 5'10" with fair skin, a thin build, faded blue jeans, a dark hoodie pulled over his head along with a grey T-shirt and dark skate shoes.
"We have no indication to call it a hate crime or any kind of terrorism act," Bertram said.
(Editor's Note: Usually, when a BOMB goes off in a civilian location, it is __by definition__ an act of "terrorism." DUHHHH)
The attackers didn't say anything, he said.
"It appears they just went in, dropped off this device, and took off right away."
Bertram said they couldn't say what the device was yet.
"Until we can get in there and analyze the material after the search warrant, we won't be able to say what it was."