Security forces have killed eight suspected militants in Sinai Peninsula

Vastavam web: Egypt says security forces have killed eight suspected militants in a shootout in the northern Sinai Peninsula.The Interior Ministry said today the firefight broke out when the forces raided a suspected hideout in el-Arish city.Egypt has been battling militants in the northern part of Sinai Peninsula for years, but the insurgency became far more deadly after the 2013 military ouster of Mohammed Morsi, an elected but divisive Islamist president.