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Mississauga explosion

Police are now searching for two males caught on security camera, shown in this police handout image, who they say fled the scene immediately after an explosion at a restaurant in Mississauga. Fifteen people were injured on May 24 when an explosion police say was caused by an “improvised explosive device” ripped through a restaurant in Mississauga. Ontario. (Photo from The Canadian Press/HO-Peel Regional Police)

PHOTOS: Blast injures 15 at Mississauga restaurant

The search is on for two men wanted in connection with an improvised explosive device blast that injured 15 people at Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga, Ont. on May 24.

Peel Regional Police say the blast took place in a plaza at the northeast corner of Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue at approximately 10:30 p.m. ET.

Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans held a news conference the morning after the blast where she confirmed the people injured in the incident ranged in age from 23 to 69.

Three of the injured victims were originally listed in critical condition and have since been upgraded to stable condition after being transported to a Toronto trauma centre, Evans said.

“This is a really serious investigation,” Evans told reporters. “We want to take our time, make sure we’re very methodical in it. So we’re putting a lot of resources into this right now.”

Evans stressed the police investigation is in its early stages, but police say there is no indication the incident was a hate crime or an act of terrorism.

With files from Jonathan Rumley