Israel strikes Iran; Blinken says US not involved: Live updates

An Israeli official said Israel struck Iran early Friday in response to a barrage of missiles and drones it launched last week. It was unclear how much damage the apparently limited strike in central Iran caused, but the official — who spoke on condition of anonymity because of sensitive military matters — said it was intended to signal to Iran that Israel has the ability to strike inside the country. . Secretary of State Anthony Blinken declined to comment on whether Washington had been warned of the attack, but he stressed that “the United States was not involved in any of the attacks.

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