Security forces have launched wide-ranging investigation following the attack in the Mezitli district, Provincial Police Chief Mehmet Şahne said.
He gave no further information about the incident.
In addition, Mersin Governor Özdemir Çakacak said the explosive had likely been controlled by a remote control, adding that a detailed investigation into the attack was ongoing.
“Our security forces will apprehend the perpetrators as soon as possible,” Çakacak said.
He added that the wounded police officers were taken to Mersin University’s Medical Faculty Hospital and that they were in stable condition.