Bomb blast in Canadian restaurant wounds 15 people: authorities

Over a dozen people were wounded in an explosion after two unidentified men entered a restaurant and detonated a bomb in the Canadian city of Mississauga on Thursday.

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Over a dozen people were wounded in an explosion after two unidentified men entered a restaurant and detonated a bomb in the Canadian city of Mississauga on Thursday.

The blast occurred at the Bombay Bhel restaurant at around 10:30 pm, resulting in the hospitalization of eighteen people, three of whom sustained critical injuries, the Peel Regional Paramedic Service explained in a tweet.

The two male suspects entered the restaurant and detonated an improvised explosive device (IED), Peel Regional police said. According to the statement posted on social media, the two men then fled the scene.

No one, so far, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

According to photographs posted by local police on Twitter, the two men were wearing dark zip-up hoodies when they walked into the establishment, with one of them carrying a suspicious object.

The bomb blast in Mississauga, Canada’s sixth largest city, comes a month after a driver drove his white Ryder rental van into a lunch-hour crowd in Toronto, killing 10 and wounding 15 others.

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

Editing by Nadia Riva