At least 33 people have been killed and dozens of others injured in bomb blasts in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and in the northern city of Kirkuk late Thursday, local reports said.
Car bombs exploded on two busy streets of a Shiite neighbourhood of Baghdad, killing at least 18 people and wounding 47, according to medical sources cited by publications.
The blasts were reported to have occurred at around 6:30 pm local time near markets in two different parts of the northern district of Sadr City that usually bustles with people on Thursday evenings, reports AFP. 16 people were killed in two different blasts there.
Hours later, a roadside bomb exploded near a restaurant in Baghdad's Shia northern neighbourhood of Shaad, killing three people and wounding 12 others, the AP said.
Another attack that took place in the city of Kirkuk claimed the lives of 15 people in what has been described as the first major attack in the city in months, reports Aljazeera.
"It's a busy street with restaurants and shops, there is great destruction," a Kirkuk police colonel was quoted as saying. He added that a suicide car bomb was used.
The target of the attack was a popular cafe known as 'Dawooda' in the northern neighbourhood of shorjah, which is dominated by Kurdish people.
No group has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack until now but suspicion will likely be raised on the ISIS militant group.
Iraq has seen a spate of violence ever since the deadly jihadist group, which has established a self-styled caliphate, took over Mosul in June, the country's second-largest city and also claimed a swathe of land across the northern territory of the country.
A US-led international coalition is currently undertaking airstrikes against the group in Iraq and Syria.