Bombs in the Iraqi capital Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed 35 people on Thursday, mostly in Shi’ite Muslim and Kurdish neighborhoods, police and medical sources said.

The five separate attacks come as Shi’ite militia and Kurdish peshmerga fighters battle Sunni militants from the Islamic State who have taken over large parts of north and west Iraq.

Islamic State frequently sends bombers into Shi’ite districts of the Iraqi capital, but attacks in the Kurdish controlled Kirkuk to the north have been less frequent. […]