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Daily Mail: Former terror suspect well known to the FBI is named as one of two gunmen shot dead by cops after attack on anti-Islam 'draw Muhammad' art contest near Dallas

* Two suspects were gunned down after shooting a guard in the leg outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland
* The FBI has named one of the gunmen as Elton Simpson, who was convicted of lying to federal agents about traveling to Africa five years ago - but a judge ruled it could not be proved that he was going to join a terror group
* Simpson's Phoenix, Arizona home has been surrounded and a bomb squad is carrying out a search
* Reports suggest the pair were carrying explosives as they approached the building in the Dallas suburb
* The American Freedom Defense Initiative event had offered a $10,000 prize for the best caricature of the prophet; local residents had expressed their concerns about the event but organizers said they were exercising free speech
* The security guard who was shot, Bruce Joiner, was taken to hospital in stable condition and has been released
* ISIS fighter claimed on Twitter that the shooting was carried out by two pro-ISIS individuals

A former terror suspect has been named as one of the gunmen shot dead by police after two attackers blasted an unarmed security guard in the ankle during an anti-Islam art contest in Texas on Sunday night.

Two heavily-armed men, who are believed to have been carrying explosives, were killed by police after opening fire outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Dallas, at around 7pm during a controversial event where caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad were being displayed. Followers of Islam deem that any physical depiction of the prophet - even a positive one - is blasphemous.

A senior FBI official has identified one of the men as Elton Simpson, who was previously the subject of a terror investigation, according to ABC News.

More News On Yesterday's Shooting At A Texas Exhibit of Prophet Mohammad Cartoons

One of Garland, Texas Shooting Suspects ID'd, Official Says -- ABC News
Police shoot dead two gunmen at Texas exhibit of Prophet Mohammad cartoons -- Reuters
FBI searches Phoenix home in Texas Muhammad shooting probe -- AP
Outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas, 2 gunmen are killed and guard is shot -- L.A. Times
Two killed outside Mohammed cartoon contest in Garland, Texas -- CNN
Exclusive: Inside the Texas ‘Draw Muhammad’ Event as Shots Rang Out -- Daily Beast

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