Interior Minister Rehman Malik has spoken exclusively to a foreign news channel about the US operation to kill Osama bin Laden and about relations with India. He said he had sent a "private message" to India's Home Minister P Chidambaram that the Osama incident should not cast a shadow on the Indo-Pak equation. And he appealed to the world to view Pakistan as a victim of terrorism. Malik said that he knew about the Osama operation "15-20 minutes after it started." He also said that Pakistan's ISI had provided the initial intelligence about Al Qaeda operatives to America's CIA. Asked why the ISI had not acted earlier, Mr Malik said that, "We'll fix responsibility...the agency as a whole hasn't failed." He also said, "We admit part failure of intelligence... a probe has been ordered...Pakistan's soil shall not be used for terror. Reiterating the point that his Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani made in his statement to the Parliament yesterday, Mr Malik said Pakistan could not be faulted in the Osama incident. Osama, he said, had used guerilla techniques to hide in the garrison town of Abbottabad. The Al Qaeda chief, he said, was "a criminal, a terrorist" who had killed many people in Pakistan and also tried to assassinate former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto twice. The Interior Minister echoed Gilani again when he said foreign agencies, including the CIA, had created Osama bin Laden.