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‘Exceptional’ British soldier, 32, ‘killed’ while off duty in Kenya | UK News

British soldier Major Kevin McCool has died in Kenya, the Ministry of Defence has said.

The 32-year-old, who died while off duty on 29 November, had served in Europe, the Middle East, the Falklands and Africa, the MoD said.

The soldier was reportedly attacked while on a motorcycle trip off base, The Telegraph reported.

The MoD gave no further information surrounding his death in a statement.

He is survived by his mother and father, Joseph and Joan, his brothers, Fergal and Brendan, his sisters, May, Alice and Margaret, the ministry said in a statement.

Defence Secretary, Grant Shapps, was among those who paid tribute to the soldier.

“It’s clear from the tributes of those who knew him that Major McCool was an exceptional person and an exceptional soldier, loved and respected in equal measure, who served his country with distinction,” he said.

“My thoughts and sympathies are with his family, friends, and colleagues currently coming to terms with this most tragic loss.”

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