‘IED’ explosion in Toronto-area restaurant injures 15, two suspects sought

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Fifteen people were injured by an intentional explosion at an Indian restaurant in a Toronto suburb Thursday night, authorities said.

Police said they were hunting for two men who are alleged to have walked into the Bombay Bhel restaurant and “detonated an improvised explosive device” before fleeing the restaurant in Mississauga, Ontario.

Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans told reporters Friday morning there was no indication the incident was an act of terrorism or hate crime, although she did not suggest another motive.

“There is no indication that this is a terrorist act. There is no indication that this is a hate crime,” she said, adding, “We have not ruled anything out.”

The blast was first reported at 10:30 p.m. ET. Three people were originally listed as critically injured, but their condition was upgraded to stable, Evans said. The three include a 35-year-old man, a 62-year-old woman, and a 48-year-old woman, she said.

Twelve others suffered minor injuries and have been released from the hospital.

Read more at NBC News.com. 

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