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2 males wanted after improvised explosive device detonated at Mississauga restaurant injures 15

2 males wanted after improvised explosive device detonated at Mississauga restaurant injures 15Police say an improvised explosive device is responsible for an explosion at a Mississauga restaurant that injured 15 people, including three who paramedics say suffered "critical blast injuries."

3 people suffered 'critical blast injuries,' paramedics say

Police are now searching for two males caught on security camera who they say fled the scene immediately after an explosion at a restaurant in Mississauga. (Peel Regional Police/Twitter)

Police say an improvised explosive device is responsible for an explosion at a Mississauga restaurant that injured 15 people, including three who paramedics say suffered "critical b last injuries."

Police say two males detonated the device inside the restaurant and are now searching for the pair, who fled the scene immediately after the blast.

Peel Paramedics took 15 patients to hospital after the blast. (Tony Smyth/CBC)

They're 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.

Tactical teams outside restaurant

Peel paramedics say they were called to the scene of Bombay Bhel in the area of Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue East around 10:30 p.m. ET.

Tactical teams could be seen outside the restaurant as patients were loaded into ambulances. Const. Irina Yashnik said they were there as a part of a "multi-unit" response but would not say if there is any threat to public safety.

Three people are in critical condition, while the remaining 12 have minor injuries. (Peel Regional Police/Twitter)

Yashnik could not say where in the building the blast originated or how many people were inside at the time.

The restaurant was evacuated and the plaza is expected to be sealed off for investigation until at least morning.

'It was really loud'

Peel Region paramedic Joe Korstanje said three people suffered critical injuries.

"We transported three of them to trauma centres in what I would say is critical condition just from blast injuries," he said.

Korstanje said the remaining 12 victims suffered what he described as minor and superficial injuries.

Andre Larrivee, who lives in a nearby condo, says he was watching television and heard a loud explosion.

Emergency responders were called to the scene around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. (Tony Smyth/CBC)

"It was really loud," he said, comparing the noise to an electric generator that had exploded at a nearby construction site recently.

Other people who were shopping in neighbouring stores â€" and waiting for their vehicles to be released from behind the police tape â€" also reported hearing a loud explosion.

With files from The Canadian Press

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