Four policemen have been killed and one seriously wounded in a mine blast in the southeastern province of Şırnak in Turkey, European Truth reports quoting Today's Zaman publication.

The mine is reported to have exploded while an armored police vehicle was driving nearby. The explosion occurred in the town of Silopi, where government forces clashed with the youth wing of the Kurdistan Workers' Party last Friday. Back then, three police officers were killed and seven people received injuries.

This is a second explosion to rock Turkey in the last 24 hours. On Monday night, a terrorist attack on a police station was launched in Istanbul, during which a suicide bomber blew up his car, injuring ten people.

Later on, reports emerged that two persons involved in the terrorist attack in Istanbul were eliminated.

This morning, two unidentified individuals have opened fire on the US Consulate in Istanbul. According to preliminary reports, there have been neither killed nor injured in the accident.