Iranian officials and state media are reporting that two security guards have been killed in a suicide attack outside police headquarters in the southeastern port city of Chabahar. New Delhi considers the port in Chabahar, which lies in Sistan-Baluchistan province of Iran, very crucial for its strategic interest in the region.
"The terrorists exploded a vehicle carrying explosives at the gate of the [police] headquarters", Bameri was quoted as saying by the official government news agency IRNA.
It reported there were sounds of explosions and shooting in the city on Thursday. No militant group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
State TV also showed footage of smoke rising over the city.
The TV station broke into its regular broadcast to report the attack, as such assaults are rare in the Islamic Republic. The perpetrators behind this dastardly attack should be brought to justice expeditiously.
Iran also says that militant groups are sheltering across the border in Pakistan and has threatened to attack their bases if Islamabad does not confront them.
Iran has stepped up security in border areas after gunmen in September opened fire on a military parade in Iran's southwestern city of Ahvaz, killing 25 people, nearly half of them members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards corps.
The attack was claimed by a Sunni separatist group called Jundullah (Soldiers of God).
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif blamed "foreign-backed terrorists" for the attack.
Tehran often blames the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel for backing groups to destabilize Iran, something its rivals deny.
Chabahar, near Iran's border with Pakistan on the Sea of Oman, is home to a new port recently built and is an economic free zone for the country.