Friday, 25 May 2018

Mississauga restaurant bomb: Canada police hunt two suspects



Canadian police have launched a huge manhunt for two suspects who set off a homemade bomb at a restaurant in a Toronto suburb.

 
Peel Regional Police has asked for the public's help to identify the men behind the "horrendous act", which injured 15 people, three critically.


Two suspects entered the Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga and detonated the improvised bomb on Thursday night.


The pair then fled the scene after the blast at 22:30 local time.


"There is no indication this is a terrorist act," Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer said, "no indication this is a hate crime."


A police car is parked in front of shattered glass at the Bombay Bhel restaurant



But she noted investigators are not ruling out any particular motive at this early stage in the investigation.


Police issued CCTV footage of the two suspects, describing them both as men around 5ft 10in tall with light or fair skin, and appealing for help identifying them.


One man was described as "stocky" and in his mid-20s, while the other was of thin build. Both wore blue jeans and dark hoodies, and had covered their faces.


India's High Commissioner to Canada Vikram Swarup tweeted on Friday morning that India's consul general in Toronto had visited the three critically injured Indian-Canadians in hospital.





BBC      News.