Marathon terror satire pulled after Boston bombings

A scene from Four Lions.
A scene from Four Lions.

A British television channel is pulling a comedy about a group of hapless terrorists from its schedule in the wake of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.

The Film4 channel was planning to air the movie Four Lions next Monday.

The 2010 film is a dark comedy about four incompetent British Muslim jihadists who undergo terrorism training before trying to attack the London Marathon.

Film4 said Wednesday it has decided not to proceed with the broadcast "in light of recent tragic events."

Three people were killed and more than 170 were wounded by two explosions this week at the Boston Marathon finish line.

The London Marathon is scheduled to go ahead on Sunday. British police said more searches will be carried out and more officers will be put on the streets.

- AP

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