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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

29 Jan 2018

Eleven Afghan soldiers killed in latest attack in Kabul

KABUL Militants on Monday raided a military academy in Kabul, the Afghan capital, killing 11 soldiers, the fourth major attack in a spate of violence over the past nine days that is putting a new, more aggressive U.S. strategy under the spotlight. | Video

27 Jan 2018

Nearly 100 killed in ambulance blast in Afghan capital Kabul

KABUL A bomb hidden in an ambulance killed at least 95 people and wounded about 158 in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday when it blew up at a police checkpoint in a busy part of the city that was crowded with pedestrians.

22 Jan 2018

Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel

KABUL Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher. | Video

05 Jan 2018

Blast hits police in Afghan capital Kabul, dozens of casualties

KABUL A suicide bomber in the Afghan capital caused dozens of casualties on Thursday after blowing himself up close to a group of security personnel who were carrying out an operation against illegal drugs and alcohol dealing, officials said. | Video

25 Dec 2017

Islamic State claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul

KABUL Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on Monday on a compound of Afghanistan's national intelligence agency in Kabul, which killed at least five people and wounded two.

25 Dec 2017

Afghan political crisis deepens as ousted governor refuses to go

KABUL Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's bid to oust one of the country's most powerful provincial governors has run into strong resistance that has deepened political uncertainty just as Washington steps up its campaign against the Taliban insurgency.

07 Nov 2017

Islamic State claims attack on TV station in Afghan capital

KABUL Militant group Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack on a television station in Kabul, in which gunmen disguised as police killed a security guard and opened fire on staff, the latest assault on media workers in Afghanistan. | Video

21 Oct 2017

Car bomb kills 15 Afghan cadets, trainers outside Kabul military school

KABUL A suicide attacker rammed a car full of explosives into a bus leaving Afghanistan's top military training centre in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers, including cadets and their trainers, officials said.

19 Oct 2017

Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base - officials

KABUL The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants saying they had killed 60.

18 Oct 2017

Taliban attacks kill at least 69 across Afghanistan

KABUL Taliban militants struck government targets in many provinces of Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, including a senior police commander, and wounding scores of others. | Video

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