ISIS Kills Top Peshmerga Commander

ISIS has launched an attack on the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. 

Militants have captured an area southwest of the city, after heaving fighting with the Peshmerga. 

The top Peshmerga commander has been killed. 

Separately, local sources are reporting a tense standoff inside the city. 

Militants have overtaken a hotel building that is being used as a police headquarters.