Vehicle-ramming attack

form of attack in which a perpetrator rams vehicle into people or structures

A vehicle-ramming attack, also known as a vehicle as a weapon or VAW attack, is an assault in which someone deliberately rams a vehicle into a building, people, or another vehicle. According to Stratfor Global Intelligence analysts, this attack represents a relatively new militant tactic that could prove more difficult to prevent than suicide bombings.

Rental truck used in the attack, seen the morning after