Italy's terror threat level is lower than in other European countries but radicalisation is on the rise and more must be done on prevention, a government-appointed panel reported Thursday.

"The threat remains low," commission head Lorenzo Vidoni told journalists, but "there is an increasing number of young people and women in our country who are becoming radicalized".

Prisons are hotspots for radicalization, as is the internet, he said.

While Italy has so far escaped largely unscathed, Vidoni said the country was "now seeing some of the tendencies we saw 10 years ago in countries like in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands".

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