Suspected rebels of the Allied Defense Forces-ADF have attacked and killed at least 16 civilians in Mutwanga village in the Congolese-controlled lands near the border with Uganda.
Major Patrick Kamara, the Ugandan army spokesman, says that the Ugandan troops are closely monitoring the group's movements in the border area and army personnel throughout the entire border zone remain on guard.
Major Kamara says that the army has deployed intelligence forces and troops to different strategic points, because of an impending attack from the ADF.
He says that an additional 15,000 reservists have been called back to active duty to be ready to provide security to residents in the nearly 10 to 20 districts at risk.
The ADF was considered defeated in 2004 following a joint Ugandan and Congolese operation.
Despite a generally regarded defeat in official military operations, the government of Kampala blames the rebel group for refusing offers of dialogue and disarming prior to a final peace accord.
U.S. officials deemed the ADF a terrorist organization. Previously the group had up to 3,000 men, but now is believed to have a little over 100.