Raipur, Jan 25 (Agencies): Naxals on Tuesday abducted six persons including five personnel of Chhattisgarh Armed Force from Narayanpur district of the state, police said.

An armed group of Naxals on Tuesday stopped a bus and abducted five jawans of the state Armed Force and one local person, said Rajesh Mishra, Inspector General of Police, Chhattisgarh.

The incident took place near Kungada village. The five jawans, deployed at Dhanoura police camp in the district, had taken leave and were going to Narayanpur.

Ahead of the Republic Day, the naxals had warned thatthere should be no celebration. In view of today's abduction, security has been stepped up in the naxal-affected areas.

Search parties have been dispatched to the area, Mishra added.