A Pakistani official says militants have killed 10 paramilitary soldiers they had been holding hostage since last month.
Naeem Khan says the bodies of the Frontier Corp soldiers were found Friday in the Orakzai region near the Afghan border.
Last week, militants close to the border killed 15 security officers they had been holding.
Khan says the 10 were seized Dec. 24 in a raid on a security base in Orakzai.
Pakistan is fighting militants close to the border who are seeking to topple the government, but has had limited success.