ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack at Texas Event Showing Muhammad Cartoons

LONDON — The Islamic State extremist group has sought to link itself to last weekend’s attack in Garland, Tex., during which two assailants shot a security guard before being killed by police officers outside an event devoted to cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, news agencies reported on Tuesday.

The group, which is fighting an insurgency in Syria and Iraq, said on its official radio station Al Bayan that “two soldiers of the caliphate” had carried out the attack, The Associated Press said.