Tamil Diplomat

Gunmen shot dead outside Dallas conference on Prophet cartoons

Two gunmen have been shot dead after they opened fire outside a conference on cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a suburb of Dallas, US police say. A security guard was also injured. Police sealed off the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland and evacuated participants.

The event, organised by a group critical of Islam, was offering a cash prize for a drawing of the Prophet. Dutch anti-Islamic politician Geert Wilders was among those attending.