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8 terrorists killed in Sinai

CAIRO, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- Eight terrorists were killed in confrontations with Egyptian army in North Sinai on Thursday, security source told Xinhua.

The source added that the army has launched a large scale campaign on 17 terrorist hotbeds in North Sinai, killing eight terrorists in confrontations and destroying a number of motorcycles which were used by the terrorists in their attacks on security personnel in Sinai.

Attacks against security forces in northern Sinai, an area that borders Israel and the Gaza Strip, have increased sharply since former President Mohamed Morsi was toppled on July 3. Egyptian army has launched a crackdown on militant groups based in Sinai killing and arresting dozens of them.

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