ISIS have claimed to have captured half the city of Kirkuk after entering 5 new neighbourhoods, known as the unofficial capital for Kurds in Iraq.
Kurdish police have claimed to have so far killed 6 ISIS militants, who were sleeper cells.
ISIS terrorists have also claimed to have stormed an electricity company in the Dibs district in northern Kirkuk, killing all people. Reports have said power is out in Kirkuk.
Alalam have reported that of the 16 people killed, 4 were Iranian technicians.
ISIS terrorists seized Dar al-Salam hotelin the center of Kirkuk city.
ISIS have also claimed to have a hit a convoy of Peshmerga forces in the Dibs District of northern Kirkuk, 25km north of the oil-rich city.
Meanwhile in footage captured, the sounds of gunfire and explosions can be heard.
Local ground sources have claimed they have seen the Iraqi air force in action, however this could not be verified by Al-Masdar News.
Anti-terrorist units have begun operations to normalize the situation in the southern sector of the city, despite images of ISIS terrorists roaming freely.
Kirkuk authories have announced a curfew and for all people to remain home whilst anti-terrorist operations are underway.