Thai Jihad Update from the BBC, with thanks to Charles Martel:
Five security officers have been killed by a roadside bomb in Thailand’s south.
They were attacked by a group of suspected insurgents, who ambushed them as they were guarding teachers on their way to a school in Yala province.
The attack is the latest in a string of violent incidents in the Thai south, where more than 1,300 people have been killed since January 2004.
Officials blames Muslim insurgents for much of the unrest, although criminal motives are also thought to be at work.
The southern provinces are predominantly Muslim, with a separate language and culture to much of the rest of Thailand.
Militants often target schools and teachers because they see them as symbols of the Buddhist Thai authorities.