Two labourers and a driver were killed in landmine blast near Mundibedha village under Raighar police limits here on Monday. The labourers were returning from work late last evening in a tractor when they saw a suspicious rag tied to a branch of a tree by the road side.

They got down from the tractor to check the rag when the landmine exploded, killing all three of them on the spot. The deceased were identified as Bharat Gond and Dasarath Jani, of Marangpalli village and the tractor driver as Lokiram Gond of Lalmati village under Raighar. Police reached the spot to investigate.

Villagers including members of the bereaved family blocked the Kundei-Raighar- Umerkote road demanding adequae compensation for the deceased’s families.

Traffic movement was disrupted on the road for more than two hours and they withdrew the agitation after police reached the spot and assured the agitators of an early action into the matter. It is suspected that Maoists had laid the landmine targeting security forces.