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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.


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