Thai jihad update from Reuters, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
BANGKOK, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Four Thai soldiers and a teacher were killed by suspected militants in Thailand’s restive Muslim south where nearly 900 people have been killed in 21 months of violence, police said on Tuesday.
The soldiers, riding on two motorcycles, were shot dead by militants armed with pistols and AK-47 assault rifles near a school in Yala, one of three troubled provinces bordering Malaysia.
“There was an ambush about 500 metres from the school. The militants sprayed bullets from the jungle and all four died at the scene,” Police Lieutenant-Colonel Mustopa Mani told Reuters.
In a separate incident, a teacher was shot dead in his car in the province of Pattani. Teachers are often targeted by insurgents as symbols of government authority.