Three students were wounded, but actually the jihadists were more likely to have been targeting the paramilitary rangers — although they have targeted teachers and fired on at least one school bus in the past, suggesting that the school bus was not a completely random target. “Suspected Islamic Insurgents Ambush Thai School Bus,” from Associated Press, July 7 (thanks to Twostellas):
PATTANI, Thailand “” Suspected Islamic insurgents opened fire on a school bus in Thailand’s restive south on Monday, killing two paramilitary rangers and wounding three teenage students, police said.
The bus was taking 10 students “” aged from 13 to 18 “” home from a school in Pattani province’s Nong Chik district when an unknown number of assailants opened fire from a hiding place on the roadside, said police Maj. Gen. Kririn Inn-kaew.
Two paramilitary rangers who were providing security for the students were shot and fell from the bus, Kririn said. He said the assailants continued to fire at the rangers, killing them and then taking their guns. […]