A senior paramilitary officer and two militants were killed in a gunfight here on Monday, the state police said.Pramod Kumar, commandant of the 49 Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), was killed and nine security personnel were injured when a group of four militants attacked them in an old city area. Militants on Monday attacked security forces at Nowhatta in downtown Srinagar, injuring five personnel, and triggering a gunfight. The unspecified number of militants fired at the security forces in the area which is close to the historic Jama Masjid. Five security personnel were injured in the militant attack, a police official said. The exchange of fire was going on. The attack came as the country is celebrating the 70th Independence Day.