Feb. 19 (UPI) -- One person died and more than 30 people were injured, many of them police officers, after a bomb detonated down the street from a crowded bullfighting ring in Bogota, Colombia.
An explosion rocked the La Macarena neighborhood of Bogota on Sunday down the street from the Santamaria bullfighting ring just before the last fight of the season, killing a police officer and injuring 31.
No group took responsibility for the bombing, but opponents of the controversial sport have been involved in violent protests in the past. Officials in Bogota say they have arrested about a dozen people in connection with the bombing.
"The terrorists won't intimidate us," Bogota Mayor Enrique Peñalosa tweeted after the bombing. "And we're going to do everything necessary to capture them."
Hundreds of people protested Bogota's first bullfights in four years when they started at the Santamaria in January.
Sunday's bullfights were to be the last of the season when an apparently homemade bomb hidden under a sidewalk exploded.