It quoted a police official in the volatile southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan as saying the arrests took place after security forces clashed with "terrorists" in recent days.
"These bandits had entered the country to carry out bombings, terror officials and create fear and panic among people of the province... but in an operation 10 of them were arrested," IRNA quoted Gholamali Nekoui as saying.
Nekoui said the groups, armed with missile launchers and other weapons, were trained outside the country, without elaborating.
Tehran has in the past accused Britain and the United States of trying to destabilise the Islamic Republic by supporting ethnic minority militants operating in sensitive border areas.
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