Marauding terrorist attacks (MTA) are fast-moving, violent incidents where assailants move through a location aiming to find and kill or injure as many people as possible. Most deaths occur within the first few minutes of the attack, before police are able to respond.
MTAs can take many forms and include a combination of the following:
A lone attacker, multiple attackers or multiple groups of attackers
Arrival at a location on foot, in a vehicle or an attack perpetrated by insiders
Entering without using force or forcing entry using an explosive device, a vehicle, coercion of someone with access or a combination thereof
Attackers armed with bladed weapons, firearms, pipe bombs, petrol bombs suicide vests or multiple weapons