We introduce branching annihilating attracting walk (BAAW) in one dimension. The attracting walk is implemented by a biased hopping in such a way that a particle prefers hopping to a nearest neighbor located on the side where the nearest particle is found within the range of attraction. We study the BAAW with four offspring by extensive Monte Carlo simulation. At first, we find the critical exponents of the BAAW with infinite range of attraction, which are different from those of the directed Ising (DI) universality class. Our results are consistent with the recent observation [Daga and Ray, Phys. Rev. E 99, 032104 (2019), 10.1103/PhysRevE.99.032104]. Then, by studying crossover behaviors, we show that as far as the range of attraction is finite the BAAW belongs to the DI class. We conclude that the origin of non-DI critical behavior of the BAAW with infinite range of attraction is the long-range nature of the attraction.