Forensic investigators in Guatemala have found the remains of 10 people apparently killed during the country's 36-year civil war.

Guatemala's Forensic Anthropology Foundation said Saturday it had unearthed the bones on the grounds of a former military base near the western village of Comalapa.

The investigation had been at the request of the National Commission of Guatemalan Widows. The widows group says as many as 200 bodies may be buried at the military compound.

Thousands of Mayan indians were killed during the country's civil war, which pitted leftist guerrillas against a series of governments.