An Australian boy with autism who lost almost all of his fingers when a homemade bomb went off in his hands last week may have been the victim of a cruel prank gone horribly wrong.

Michael Boggan of Ipswich, Queensland, underwent nine hours of surgery Friday after a golf ball loaded with explosives and ball bearings blew off all but his pinky finger on his left hand and his thumb and pinky finger on his right, according to the Australian Associated Press.

The teen's mother wants the boys who allegedly tossed the bomb into her son's hands to face attempted murder charges, Australia's Channel 10 news reports.

The blast was powerful enough to blow apart an outdoor furniture set nearby, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Three other teens hurt in the explosion were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale told the news organization that at least one suspect is known to police, and stern punishments will be handed down if it is found that Michael was intentionally targeted.

Michael's family told the press that the 15-year-old boy, who has autism, had been the victim of bullies in his neighborhood before.

According to Michael's mother, Rebecca Boggan, the boy who allegedly threw the bomb had been on-again, off-again friends with her son.

“He [Michael] is done with the friendship now, he’s had enough,” Boggan told The Courier-Mail. "I'd love to know what the other boy has to say for himself."

The Queensland Times reports that more than $30,000 in donations has come in for Michael. The money in the fund will be used to pay for his rehabilitation.

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  • In this Jan. 4, 2013, photo provided by the Holmes family, Tammy Holmes, second from left, and her grandchildren, two-year-old Charlotte Walker, left, four-year-old Esther Walker, third from left, nine-year-old Liam Walker, eleven-year-old Matilda, second from right, and six-year-old Caleb Walker, right, take refuge under a jetty as a wildfire rages near-by in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, east of the state capital of Hobart, Australia. (AP Photo/Holmes Family, Tim Holmes)

  • In this Jan. 4, 2013, photo provided by the Holmes family the Walker siblings six-year-old Caleb, left, four-year-old Esther, second from left, eleven-year-old Matilda, holding two-year-old Charlotte, second from right, and nine-year-old Liam, right, prepare to enter the water to take refuge with their grandparents under a jetty as a wildfire rages nearby in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, east of the state capital of Hobart, Australia. The family credits God with their survival from the fire that destroyed around 90 homes in Dunalley. Record temperatures across southern Australia cooled Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, reducing the danger from scores of raging wildfires but likely bringing only a brief reprieve from the summer’s extreme heat and fire risk. (AP Photo/Holmes Family, Tim Holmes)

  • In this Jan. 4, 2013, photo provided by the Holmes family, the Walker siblings six-year-old Caleb, left, four-year-old Esther, second from left, nine-year-old Liam, and eleven-year-old Matilda, right, holding two-year-old Charlotte, prepare to enter the water to take refuge with their grandparents under a jetty as a wildfire rages nearby in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, east of the state capital of Hobart, Australia. (AP Photo/The Holms Family, Tim Holmes)

  • In this Jan. 4, 2013, photo provided by the Holmes family, a building burns near a jetty where Tim and Tammy Holmes attempt to shelter their five grandchildren as a wildfire rages nearby in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, east of the state capital of Hobart, Australia. (AP Photo/Holmes Family, Tim Holmes)

  • In this Jan. 4, 2013, photo provided by the Holmes family, Tammy Holmes and her grandchildren take refuge under a jetty as a wildfire rages nearby in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, east of the state capital of Hobart, Australia. (AP Photo/Holmes Family, Tim Holmes)

  • In this photo provided by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service a wildfire near Deans Gap, Australia, crosses the Princes Highway Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Firefighters are battling scores of wildfires in southeastern Australia as authorities evacuate national parks and warned that hot, dry and windy conditions were combining to raise the threat to its highest alert level. (AP Photo/NSW Rural Fire Service, James Morris)