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The Latest on prophet cartoon case: Islamists hold service for gunmen slain in Texas attack

  • A Garland School District security guard patrols the Curtis Culwell Center parking lot Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Garland, Texas. A man whose social media presence was being scrutinized by federal authorities was one of two suspects in the Sunday shooting at this location that hosted a cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    A Garland School District security guard patrols the Curtis Culwell Center parking lot Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Garland, Texas. A man whose social media presence was being scrutinized by federal authorities was one of two suspects in the Sunday shooting at this location that hosted a cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Garland School District security guard patrols the Curtis Culwell Center parking lot Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Garland, Texas. A man whose social media presence was being scrutinized by federal authorities was one of two suspects in the Sunday shooting at this location that hosted a cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    A Garland School District security guard patrols the Curtis Culwell Center parking lot Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Garland, Texas. A man whose social media presence was being scrutinized by federal authorities was one of two suspects in the Sunday shooting at this location that hosted a cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • A delivery truck is parked in front of the Curtis Culwell Center parking lot Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Garland, Texas.  A man whose social media presence was being scrutinized by federal authorities was one of two suspects in the Sunday shooting at this location that hosted a cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    A delivery truck is parked in front of the Curtis Culwell Center parking lot Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Garland, Texas. A man whose social media presence was being scrutinized by federal authorities was one of two suspects in the Sunday shooting at this location that hosted a cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

11 a.m. CDT

About 50 Islamists held a special service Tuesday in Pakistan for two men who were killed in Texas after they opened fire at a cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.

The cleric Mohammad Chishti led the service for Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi at a public park in northwest Pakistan.

Chishti told journalists that the two men were martyrs and that he organized the service to pay tribute to them.

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Associated Press Writer Riaz Khan in Peshawar, Pakistan, contributed to this report.