Saturday 15 December 2018

Multiple injuries reported after bomb explodes in Canada restaurant

CCTV of the two suspects entering the restaurant Photo: Peel Regional Police twitter
CCTV of the two suspects entering the restaurant Photo: Peel Regional Police twitter
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Police in Canada say multiple people have been injured after two suspects detonated a bomb in a restaurant in Mississauga, Canada.

At least 15 people are injured, with three of them understood to be in a critical condition.

Reuters reports two men were seen fleeing the scene.

The blast went off in an Indian restaurant at around 10.30pm Canadian time (3.30am Irish time).

Police posted a photograph on Twitter showing two people with dark zip-up hoodies walking into the establishment with one of them appearing to be carrying an object.

Peel Police said one suspect was in his mid-20s, stocky, and wore dark blue jeans and a dark zip-up hoody pulled over his head, with black cloth covering his face.

The second was thin, and wore faded blue jeans, a grey t-shirt and a dark zip-up hoody over his head, also with his face covered.

Roads in the area were closed and a large police presence was at the scene, with heavily armed tactical officers arriving as part of the large emergency response, local media reported.

Mississauga is in Lake Ontario about 20 miles (32 km) west of Toronto.

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