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Texas police shot dead two suspected Islamist extremists who opened fire outside an exhibition of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed staged by an anti-Muslim group. Terror monitoring group SITE reported that a known member of the Islamic State jihadist group had boasted the attack was carried out by supporters of the hardline movement. Commentators were quick to draw parallels to a January shooting at the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris that killed 12 people and wounded 11 more. The White House said President Barack Obama had been briefed.